Dschur wrote:There are also some permian leoporius (which is a mammal like reptile)
big_load wrote:The tracks at Moenave are also a must-see for their importance in the history of our understanding of dinosaurs. They are dilophosaur tracks (the two-crested critter memorialized by a statue outside the Mesa Museum). The tracks were given a name long before anybody knew what made them.
Dschur wrote:Name of trackways dinosaur or others are always named separately from the critter that made them. It is the study of ichnites. They are interesting since it shows the behavior of the animal.
big_load wrote:Dschur wrote:Name of trackways dinosaur or others are always named separately from the critter that made them. It is the study of ichnites. They are interesting since it shows the behavior of the animal.
I should have been more specific. If you accept dilophosaur as the maker of Eubrontes Giganteus, doesn't its formal track name (first discovered 1802, described 1836 by Hitchcock) predate general acceptance of the existence of dinosaurs as a whole? There are three famous early descriptions in 1824-1833 (Buckland and Mantell), but Hitchcock still thought Eubrontes was a bird.
PageRob wrote:No as ichnogenera and taxonomic general are considered totally separate. One cannot supplant the other.
big_load wrote:I suppose that makes sense as each needs its own identification before an association can be made, more so if the association is inherently difficult.
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