Sauropod Trackways, Evolution, and Behavior

  title={Sauropod Trackways, Evolution, and Behavior},
  author={Julia J. Day and Paul Upchurch and David B. Norman and Andrew Scott Gale and H. Philip Powell},
  pages={1659 - 1659}
We report the discovery and analysis of sauropod trackways exposed on a bedding surface of the White-Limestone formation (1) at Ardley Quarry, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. 

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