Pterosaur Stance and Gait and the Interpretation of Trackways

@article{Padian2003PterosaurSA,
  title={Pterosaur Stance and Gait and the Interpretation of Trackways},
  author={Kevin Padian},
  journal={Ichnos},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={115 - 126}
}
  • K. Padian
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Ichnos
The tracks ascribed to pterosaurs from the Late Jurassic limestones at Crayssac, France, must be pterosaurian because the manus prints are so far outside those of the pes, the pes print is four times longer than wide, and the manus prints appear to preserve distinct traces of a posteromedially directed wing-finger. These tracks are different in important ways from previously described Pteraichnus trackways, which have been variably considered pterosaurian, crocodilian, or indeterminate. No… 
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