Passo Palade tracksite (Triassic of Italy)

Also known as Gampenpass, Gampen Pass, Valle di Non

Where: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy (46.5° N, 11.1° E: paleocoordinates 6.5° N, 23.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• possibly near the Pelsonian-Illyrian boundary

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; red, argillaceous sandstone

• "coastal delta mouth bars"
• "the trampled layers consist of red marly sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. Avanzini. 2002. Dinosauromorph tracks from the Middle Triassic (Anisian) of the Southern Alps (Valle di Non – Italy). Bolletino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 41(1):37-40 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 194584: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides sp. Maidwell 1911 reptile
 Dinosauromorpha -
Dinosauromorpha indet. Benton 1985 ornithodiran
bipedal, tridactyl tracks ascribed to a non-dinosaurian archosaur similar to Lagosuchus or Lagerpeton
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Parasynaptichnium sp. Mietto 1987 archosaur
Synaptichnium sp. Nopcsa 1923 archosaur
Isochirotherium sp. Haubold 1971 archosaur
Chirotherium sp. Kaup 1835 archosaur
Brachychirotherium sp. Beurlen 1950 archosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Rotodactylidae
Rotodactylus sp. Peabody 1948 archosaur