Dinosaur stampede in the Cretaceous of Queensland
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 275–279, July 1979
How to Cite
THULBORN, R. A. and WADE, M. (1979), Dinosaur stampede in the Cretaceous of Queensland. Lethaia, 12: 275–279. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1979.tb01008.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Numerous and well-preserved trackways in mid-Cretaceous sediments of West Central Queensland, Australia, are attributed to a stampede of small to medium-sized bipedal dinosaurs - both herbivores (ornithopods) and minor-league predators (coelurosaurs). The tracks of a single large predator (carnosaur) suggest a reason for the stampede. These trackway data permit calculation of sustained running speeds for the coelurosaurs and ornithopods.