On the Ornithoidichnites of the Wealden

@article{BecklesOnTO,
  title={On the Ornithoidichnites of the Wealden},
  author={S. Beckles},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London},
  volume={10},
  pages={456 - 464}
}
  • S. Beckles
  • Geology
  • Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
In two former papers communicated to the Geological Society I observed that certain large trifid bodies, presenting a resemblance to the casts of the impressions of birds′ feet, were numerous in the cliffs to the east and west of Hastings; and I suggested, from certain uniform peculiarities which these gigantic tridactyle impressions, or rather casts of impressions exhibited, that they might be really foot-marks of birds. Up to the date of my first notice, my discoveries of these colossal casts… Expand
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