SVP 2018: Large bipedal pterosaur tracks in South Korea

Kim, Park and Paik 2018
remind us that large bipedal pterosaur tracks can be found in South Korea, something we looked at earlier here (Fig. 1). Remember, pterosaur experts ignored these in 2012 and every year since.

The pterosaur tracks (in black) crossing sauropod dinosaur tracks (in gray).

Figure 1. The pterosaur tracks (in black) crossing sauropod dinosaur tracks (in gray).

Kim et al. report: “The large and tetradactyl pes only tracks in these trackways indicate that track makers were erect, bipedal and large pterosaurs.The footprint fossils described here are classified as Haenamichnus gainensis, previously documented from the Lower Cretaceous Haman Formation underlain by the Jindong Formation.”

References
Kim HJ, Park JG and Paik IS 2018. Large pterosaur footprints from the Upper Cretaceous Jindong Formation of South Korea: Occurrence and paleoecological implications. SVP abstracts.

 

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