A VERTEBRATE NESTING SITE IN NORTHEASTERN ITALY REVEALS UNEXPECTEDLY COMPLEX BEHAVIOR FOR LATE CARNIAN REPTILES

@inproceedings{Avanzini2007AVN,
  title={A VERTEBRATE NESTING SITE IN NORTHEASTERN ITALY REVEALS UNEXPECTEDLY COMPLEX BEHAVIOR FOR LATE CARNIAN REPTILES},
  author={M. Avanzini and Fabio M Dalla Vecchia and P. Mietto and Daniele Piubelli and N. Preto and M. Rigo and G. Roghi},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract We interpret 13 large subcircular or horseshoe-shaped depressions discovered in Late Triassic peritidal carbonate rocks of the Dogna Valley in Udine Province, northeastern Italy, to be reptile nests. These trace fossils show truncation of strata, elevated ridges of massive sediment, and sediment infill within the depression differing in shape and sedimentary structures from the host sediment. The palynological assemblage of a shaly interbed close to the nest layer indicates a Tuvalian… Expand
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