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:

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Monday, 3 October 2016

My new book Wealden Pond

Dear friends, my dinosaur story ebook has just been published and is available here:
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 Wealden Pond

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From the Main Brijun island

My research of tracks on the V. Brijun island from 2012: a couple of apparent large iguanodontoid footprints facing up and a large theropod footprint between them, facing down in the image.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

More on tracks

An EK dinosaur trackway. I am not sure about the track maker. It didn't leave a readable signature.

Can you spot the medium sized theropod footprint?

Yet another dinoturbation from the EK mega track site.

A cute critter posing for me.

One less cute but interesting nevertheless.

A poorly preserved giant EK iguanodontoid footprint I discovered this Spring.

Probably by a titanosaur...

Can't say for sure what kind...

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Once again the recent stuff

There is a huge theropod footprint there (not visible from this angle).

The tourists have no idea this was an ancient forest (thrombolites) 100 mya.

Osage oranges anyone?

The spoiled sunset.

The emerald sea.

Monday, 26 September 2016

More recent stuff

The hunt for the tracks was very succesful!

 From the mega track site the other day: a medium-sized theropod footprint that faded away through the process of dessication.

 A "micro" theropod footprint.

A small theropod trackway - indicates it was running fast!

Moj nedavni "dino safari"

The hunt for the tracks was very succesful!

An anky right manus print.

A huge sauropod footprint.

A huge sauropod track.

A mid-sized theropod trackway.

A Deltapodus?

  The outcrop

The ripple marks (100 mya)