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Jialingpus yuechiensis

this is actually an ichnospecies, which is what palaeontologists call the name they give to a dinosaur footprint (i.e. a real scientific name can only be given to fossils of the animal itself). The dinosaur which made this footprint was some type of small therapod. For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.

Jialingpus yuechiensis
Chlidonias, 27 May 2015
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      this is actually an ichnospecies, which is what palaeontologists call the name they give to a dinosaur footprint (i.e. a real scientific name can only be given to fossils of the animal itself). The dinosaur which made this footprint was some type of small therapod.

      For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names.

      Visited September 2013.
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