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This is the first photogrammetry of this single Ignotornis footprint. The site is located in Golden, Colorado. The footprint is approximately 5 x 4 cm.
Ignotornis mcconnelli, the first reported Mesozoic bird track. Ignotornis mcconnelli is one of the most distinctive and well-preserved of all fossil bird footprints. It is also of historical importance as the first trackway of a Mesozoic bird ever reported.
The tracks occur in the late Albian-early Cenomanian South Platte Formation, which is in the upper part of the Cretaceous Dakota Group.
Ignotornis sample provides multiple lines of evidence that the track-maker was a small heron-like bird and appears to have been foraging in a coastal delta plain paleoenvironment.
Source: Martin Lockley et al., 2009: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195667109000500?via%3Dihub