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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions

Dinosaur Tracks from Brazil A Lost World of Gondwana

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By: Giuseppe Leonardi(Author), Ismar de Souza Carvalho(Author), James O Farlow(Foreword By)
256 pages, 93 colour & 101 b/w illustrations, 23 b/w maps, 63 tables
Dinosaur Tracks from Brazil
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  • Dinosaur Tracks from Brazil ISBN: 9780253057228 Hardback Aug 2021 Available for pre-order : Due Jul 2021
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About this book

Dinosaur Tracks from Brazil is the first full-length study of dinosaurs in Brazil. Some 500 dinosaur trackways from the Cretaceous period still remain in the Rio do Peixe basins of Brazil, making it one of the largest trackways in the world. Veteran palaontologists Giuseppe Leonardi and Ismar de Souza Carvalho painstakingly document and analyze each track found at 37 individual sites and at approximately 96 stratigraphic levels.

Richly illustrated and containing a wealth of data, Leonardi and de Souza Carvalho brilliantly reconstruct the taxonomic groups of the dinosaurs from the area and show how they moved across the alluvial fans, meandering rivers, and shallow lakes of ancient Gondwana.

Contents

Foreword, by James O. Farlow
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Geological Context of the Footprints
4. The Ichnofaunas of the Rio do Peixe Basins and Their Trackmakers
5. Data Tables and Statistics
6. The Trackmakers of the Ichnofaunas of the Rio do Peixe Basins
7. Behavior of the Rio do Peixe Basins Dinosaurs
8. The Dinosaur Community
9. Invertebrate Trails and Traces
10. Localities Visited Without Vertebrate Ichnological Results
11. Protections Acts

Farewell
References
Appendix A: Glossary of Brazilian Geographical Names and Terms
Appendix B: Dates of the Discovery of the Tracksites and Their Discoverers
Appendix C: Codes and Localities
Index

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Biography

Giuseppe Leonardi is an associate senior researcher in the Department of Geology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of Annotated Atlas of South America Tetrapod Footprints.

Ismar de Souza Carvalho is a professor in the Department of Geology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Coming Soon
By: Giuseppe Leonardi(Author), Ismar de Souza Carvalho(Author), James O Farlow(Foreword By)
256 pages, 93 colour & 101 b/w illustrations, 23 b/w maps, 63 tables
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"There is a South American lost world waiting to be explored, one which allows at least indirect glimpses of living dinosaurs. It comprises the Rio do Peixe Basins of northeastern Brazil, which preserve one of the world's great assemblages of fossil footprints and trackways of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic land animals. Such trace fossils hold a special fascination for paleontologists like myself who so desperately want to know what living dinosaurs were like, because they record moments in the lives of the long-dead animals, revealing how they moved and interacted with each other. Leonardi and Carvalho will be our guides, leading us through the lost world of the Rio do Peixe Basins. We will see many wonders: the traces made by dinosaurs and other long-dead animals with our physical eye, and in our mind's eye the fearfully great reptiles themselves. Prepare yourself for a scientific adventure!"
– James O. Farlow, author of Noah's Ravens: Interpreting the Makers of Tridactyl Dinosaur Footprints

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