New Quarry dinosaur tracksite (QM): Early/Lower Cenomanian, Australia
collected 1978

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Carnosauria indet. Huene 1920
Coelurosauria indet. (Huene 1914)
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:Queensland
Coordinates: 23.1° South, 142.8° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:52.8° South, 132.7° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Altitude:226 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Cenomanian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 5
Key time interval:Early/Lower Cenomanian
Age range of interval:99.60000 - 93.50000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Rolling Downs Formation:Winton
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: same stratigraphic level as Lark Quarry
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:"cross stratification",red poorly lithified sandstone
Secondary lithology:planar lamination,red lithified claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "Sediments exposed at Lark Quarry are mainly soft and fine-grained arkosic sandstones of reddish-buff colour. The sandstones for thick beds (each built of innumerable small sets of cross-bedding) and are interlayered with thin and persistent seams of indurated pinkish claystone. The dinosaur tracks are impressed in an 8-10 cm seam of finely laminated claystone that is evidently of lacustrine origin...There are no ripple-marks, rain-prints or sun-cracks, and the dinosaur tracks were impressed in firm moist mud."
Environment:lacustrine indet.
Geology comments: lacustrine origin. "Sandstones above and below the footprint bed probably resulted from periodic sheet-floods...Shrinkage of the lake had exposed extensive mud-flats marked with narrow run-off channels.". Supposedly a "much-trampled watering-place."
Modes of preservation:mold/impression,trace
Degree of concentration:-single event
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Spatial orientation:life position
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Associated major elements:many
Disassociated major elements:some
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Spatial resolution:autochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:surface (in situ),mechanical,observed (not collected)
Reason for describing collection:paleoecologic analysis
Collection dates:1978
Also known as:Winton
Database number:185501
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2017-04-25 16:08:53 Last modified:2017-06-02 14:36:17
Access level:the public Released:2017-04-25 16:08:53
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

62193. M. Wade. 1979. Tracking dinosaurs: the WInton excavation. Australian Natural History 19(9):286-291 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]