Neyzar Valley tracksite (Jurassic to of Iran)

Where: Kerman, Iran (31.0° N, 56.6° E: paleocoordinates 9.8° S, 42.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Shemshak Formation, Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 182.7 Ma)

• "upper part" of formation. Tracks occur at two levels within this section of the formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; medium-grained, coarse, gray sandstone and fine-grained, gray sandstone

• "continental...sandy beaches". Setting described as a "subsiding paralic basin"
• lower horizon: "alternating shale and siltstone, overlain by 6-8 m of sandstone...This sandstone is gey to dark grey, fine grained, and quartzitic."

•lower horizon: "85-100 m of grey to white grey, medium to coarse grained quartzitic sandstone."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collected by Y. Rezai, M. Shahrabi, M. Davoudzadeh, M. Mehrnush, & A. Lapparent in 1969–1970

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. F. d. Lapparent and M. Davoudzadeh. 1972. Jurassic dinosaur footprints of the Kerman area, central Iran. Geological Survey of Iran Report 26:5-22 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35283: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.11.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
"reminiscent of...Grallator"
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
"typical ornithopod dinosaur"
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
"the small size indicates another species"
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
"very characteristic...ornithopod"
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
"much smaller than other types"