Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A weak premise.....

Yesterday was the day of St.David, patron saint of Wales, and having links with the Principality, some strong, some tenuous, it seems appropriate to mark the event with this impression of Grallator, a Coelophysis-like inhabitant of Barry island, near Cardiff, from the late Triassic. The beast was identified, or should that be surmised, from a series of tracks that included Prosauropod and other Archosaur prints, possibly the best fossil trackways yet discovered in the UK. Unfortunately the site of the find was badly neglected, the trace fossils were substantially vandalised and the best of the remainder taken into protective custody. Similar tracks were found in Nova Scotia, Canada.

No comments:

Post a Comment