Theropod Track Way
These five three-toed theropod tracks are found in the Cretaceous Woodbine Group in the Dallas &
Fort Worth area in North Central Texas. The trackway records the movement of a rather large
meat-eating dinosaur, and today the preserved movement trends southeast (130º). At this location, lateral
facies variability and associations indicate locally a transition from distributary channel deposits
contained within an interpreted river-influenced delta lobe into a foreshore and upper-shoreface
marginal marine depositional environments. I am in the photos for scale.
When the trackway was first observed there were about forty-five individual tracks; however,
during the last three to four years most have been destroyed by continuous erosion of the
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