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A THEROPOD (REPTILIA, DINOSAURIA) FOOTPRINT ON A BLOCK OF CRETACEOUS LIMESTONE AT THE PIER OF PORTO CORSINI (RAVENNA, ITALY)

FABIO M. DALLA VECCHIA, SANDRO VENTURINI

Abstract


A tridactyl footprint referable to a theropod dinosaur, found on a limestone block of Late Hauterivian age, is described here. The block was used to build the pier of Porto Corsini (Ravenna, Italy); the site of provenance is located on the southern flank of the Cansiglio Plateau (Pordenone,  Northeastern ltaly) where there are several quarries. This is the first record of a dinosaur footprint in the Cretaceous of Italy and the first indication of Hauterivian dinosaur tracks in the Periadriatic carbonate platforms.

Keywords

Footprint; Theropoda; Dinosauria; Upper Hauterivian; Periadriatic carbonate platforms; Cansiglio Plateau; Northern Italy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2039-4942/8569

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-22505

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