Exciting new Skye dinosaur footprint finds published in Scottish Journal of Geology

sauropod footprint credit jon hoad

Sauropod footprint credit Jon Hoad

A new article in the Scottish Journal of Geology (the academic journal published jointly by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Geological Societies) describes important new dinosaur tracksite at Rubha nam Brathairean (Brothers’ Point) on the Isle of Skye. Most of the prints were made by long-necked sauropods – which stood up to 2m (6.5ft) tall – and by theropods. Researchers measured, photographed and analysed about 50 footprints in a tidal area at Rubha nam Brathairean on the Trotternish peninsula. Analysis of the clearest prints enabled scientists to ascribe them to sauropods and theropods.

You can access the full article from the Scottish Journal of Geology website here, currently available as a free pdf download.