Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017

An unexpected find, etc...

I have found this fossil near my home. It didn't belong there in a geological sense. It is either an old coral or a rudist. The jury is still out.

A couple of illustrations form my book Wealden Pond

Monday, 20 February 2017

Reviewing the old sites

An interesting and a very rare find yesterday. It looks like it is an EK baby ankylosaur (nodosaurid) footprint on a piece of rock. I've found it near the ankylosaur dinoturbation No 2.

It is only the middle of February. No tourists at the beaches of Pula. Thus the sea is crystal clear.

A theropod track. It is probably from a large dromaeosaurid.

Yesterday: The giant ankylosaur (nodosaurid) footprint - natural cast deteriorated since the last time I had photographed it a couple of years ago. The new tourist signatures are engraved on it as well.

 Wealden Pond

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Some old some new finds

A large theropod trackway (EK) A lot of other different tracks on the same site.

 A small theropod trackway near the sauropod dinoturbation (EK)

A mid-size theropod from the cape Kamenjak. Also my find, of course. (LK)

A REMINDER! My book...

 My book

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The large dromaeosaurs and giant theropods

A little critter is enjoying the Autumn sun on the wall of the local cemetery in Valtura.

Pula the other day. The elusive large dromie footprint (a natural cast) on top of ankylosaur tracks. There is no doubt that the ankylosaur herd was closely monitored by the large dromies and giant theropods.
With the foot measuring about 30 cm in length, the dromaeosaurid must have been some 5 meters long in total.  Even such a formidable beast would not try to confront the giant adult polacanthid, but was most likely hunting the young and subadult ones when not under the protection of the herd. Despite the popular notion, I haven't found any proof for gregarious behaviour in the dromies. Rather, they seemed to have been the solitary hunters.

A heavy dinoturbation: mostly titanosaur tracks, but also some iguanodontoid and theropod ones.

Pula jučer: ukusni plodovi maginja (Arbutus unedo)

Sunset in Pula

 Dinosaur book

Monday, 10 October 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A question: Are these theropod or ornithopod tracks?

I am still not sure if these EK tracks from the mega track site are theropod or ornithopod tracks?

I am inclined towards the theropod ones. Judging from the shape and size of their footprints theropods were the most diverse dinosaurs at the site.

A reminder for my book:

 Wealden Pond