Matteo Belvedere

Matteo Belvedere
University of Florence | UNIFI · Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra

PhD in Earth Sciences

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June 2020 - present
University of Florence
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
June 2019 - present
Bournemouth University
Position
  • Fellow
February 2016 - December 2018
Office de la Culture, Canton du Jura
Position
  • Responsable d'étude
Education
January 2006 - March 2009
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Earth Sciences
September 1999 - March 2005
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Geological Sciences

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Publications (117)
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Ichnogeneric classification of sauropod trackways is determined using qualitative and quantitative descriptions of morphological parameters. More recently, the validity of several of these parameters has been called into question (e.g., trackway gauge). This paper aims to test traditional and more novel landmark-based geometric morphometric (GM) an...
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Augmented reality (AR) has huge potential as a science outreach tool, especially around palaeontology where it is possible to bring extinct animals to life. This paper shares our experiences as academic geoscientists in developing a series of AR applications during a three-year period. We do not focus on the technical issues of app design and codin...
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A restudy of the Barkhausen dinosaur tracksite shows that the track-bearing surface reveals considerably more detail than previously indicated, and a new map is presented, showing the trackways of nine sauropods, traveling north, possibly as a group. These are among the smallest sauropod tracks recorded in Europe. There is also evidence of two larg...
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Sample size is a challenge for most field scientists determined not by the statistically ideal, but by the available. In vertebrate ichnology, track length is an important variable correlating well with the track‐maker’s biology. It is also key to estimating the minimum number of individuals (MNI) present on a trampled horizon. Broad assumptions on...
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The Middle Triassic is a key time span for understanding the evolution of archosaurs and the rise of Dinosauromorpha. A further source of information on this issue may be provided by the study of tetrapod footprints. We revise the tetrapod ichnoassociation of the Quarziti del Monte Serra Formation (Verrucano Group, Monti Pisani, Italy) and identify...
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We present an update and a review of the Late Cretaceous dinosaur tracksites of Bolivia. The Puca Group (Coniacian – Late Maastrichtian) records the tracks and trackways of two different titanosaurid sauropods, ankylosaurs, hadrosaurs and different theropod groups from the Central Andean lacustrine back arc basin. We review the sites from the Marag...
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We provide here the most complete census of the Italian Triassic tetrapod ichnosites ever published based on an extensive literature review, integrated with previously unpublished data. Most ichnosites are located in the Southern Alps but track-bearing localities are also described in the Western Alps, in Northern Apennines, Maritime Alps and in Sa...
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Jurassic units of the Lusitanian Basin, housed at the Sociedade de História Natural in Torres Vedras, are here described. They were collected from three different geological formations, the Praia da Amoreira‐Porto Novo (upper Kimmeridgian) and the Alcobaça (Kimmeridgian‐lower Tithonian) formations in the Consolação Sub‐basin and the Freixial Fm. (m...
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We provide a list of contribution by Italian scientists to tetrapod ichnology with papers on both material from Italy and abroad. Foreign author's contributions on tetrapod ichnology based on material from Italy are also considered. The list updates the previous one published by D'Orazi Porchetti et al. (2008) and, as a result, includes works from...
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The Sociedade de História Natural in Torres Vedras, Portugal houses an extensive collection of as yet undescribed dinosaur tracks with ornithopod affinities. They have been collected from different Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian–Tithonian) geological formations (Praia de Amoreira-Porto Novo, Alcobaça, Sobral, and Freixial) that outcrop along the Portu...
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Footprint evidence of human-megafauna interactions remains extremely rare in the archaeological and palaeontological records. Recent work suggests ancient playa environments may hold such evidence, though the prints may not be visible. These so-called “ghost tracks” comprise a rich archive of biomechanical and behavioral data that remains mostly un...
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Presentation type: oral communication We report on a series of enigmatic traces from the Early Jurassic of Poland that co-occur with tridactyl dinosaur tracks on the same surface. Apart from theropods, ornithischian as well as tracks of sauropods are known from coeval deposits. Swim traces of theropods and an isolated footprint of a mammal have als...
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Late Jurassic theropod tracks are very common both in North Africa and Europe. Two recently described ichnotaxa Megalosauripus transjuranicus and Jurabrontes curtedulensis from the Kimmeridgian of Switzerland show the coexistence of two apex predators in the same palaeoenvironment. Similar tracks can be found in tracksites from the Iberian Peninsul...
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The morphology of fossil footprints is the basis of vertebrate footprint ichnology. However, the processes acting during and after trace fossil registration which are responsible for the final morphology have never been precisely defined, resulting in a dearth of nomenclature. Therefore, we discuss the concepts of ichnotaphonomy, ichnostratinomy, t...
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Implicit in any biomechanical analysis of tracks (footprints), whatever the animal, is the assumption that depth distribution within the track reflects the applied plantar pressure in some way. Here we describe sub-track deformation structures produced by Proboscidea (probably Mammuthus columbi) at White Sands National Monument (WHSA) in New Mexico...
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The Cal Orck’o tracksite is exposed in a quarry wall, approximately 4.4 km NW of Sucre (Department Chuquisaca, Bolivia) in the Altiplano/Cordillera Oriental, in the El Molino Formation (Middle Maastrichtian). Fossiliferous oolitic limestones, associated with large, freshwater stromatolites and nine levels of dinosaur tracks in the El Molino Formati...
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Two sauropodomorph trackways are known from Late Norian-Early Rhaetian lake deposits of the Flem-ing Fjord Formation in Greenland. One (Evazoum) is referable to a prosauropod, and the other (Eosau-ropus) to a basal sauropod. Tidal flat sediments of the Eastern Swiss Alps have yielded trackways of prosauropods attributed to Tet-rasauropus, despite t...
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Background Minute to medium-sized (footprint length (FL) less than 30 cm) tridactyl dinosaur tracks are the most abundant in the Late Jurassic tracksites of Highway A16 (Reuchenette Formation, Kimmeridgian) in the Jura Mountains (NW Switzerland). During excavations, two morphotypes, one gracile and one robust, were identified in the field. Furtherm...
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List of the specimens analysed, their quality of preservation (preservation grade) and the maximum depth. Those with preservation grade 0–0.5 are not included in the figshare file. The tracks where the variation along the trackway has been analysed are in red.
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Map of the Courtedoux—Tchâfouè tracksite, level 1065 (TCH1065). In red (gracile) and blue (robust) the minute to medium-sized tridactyl tracks and in green, the larger morphtoype (Jurabrontes curtedulensis see Marty et al., 2017). Source credit: OCC-SAP, Canton Jura.
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Map of the Courtedoux—Béchat Bovais tracksite, level 500 (BEB500). In red (gracile) and blue (robust) the minute to medium-sized tridactyl tracks and in green, the larger morphtoype (Morphotype II). Source credit: OCC-SAP, Canton Jura.
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Map of the Chevenez—Combe Ronde, level 500 (CRO500). In red (gracile) and blue (robust) the minute to medium-sized tridactyl tracks and in green, the larger morphtoype (Morphotype II). Source credit: OCC-SAP, Canton Jura.
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The Cal Orck'o tracksite lies in a quarry approximately 4.4 km to the northeast of the centre of Sucre (Dep. Chuquisaca, Bolivia) at an altitude of 3028 m.a.s.l. in the Altiplano/Cordillera Oriental. The El Molino Formation (Middle Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous) is composed of sandy limestones and claystones. Fossiliferous oolitic limestones, ass...
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Vertebrate tracks are subject to a wide distribution of morphological types. A single trackmaker may be associated with a range of tracks reflecting individual pedal anatomy and behavioural kinematics mediated through substrate properties which may vary both in space and time. Accordingly, the same trackmaker can leave substantially different morph...
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Supplemental Information on methods and geological settings The supplemental file includes information about the methodologies used in this paper to collect and analyse three-dimensional data and more information on the geological context of the studied areas, i.e., the Laetoli tracksite (Tanzania) and the Ajoie ichnocoenosis (Switzerland).
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Raw data repositories The document includes the link to all the repositories where the raw data used in this work are located.
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Background. Minute to medium-sized (FL less than 30 cm) tridactyl dinosaur tracks are the most abundant in the Late Jurassic tracksites of Highway A16 (Reuchenette Formation, Kimmeridgian) in the Jura Mountains (NW Switzerland). During excavations, two morphotypes, one gracile and one robust, were identified in the field. Furthermore, two large-siz...
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Background. Minute to medium-sized (FL less than 30 cm) tridactyl dinosaur tracks are the most abundant in the Late Jurassic tracksites of Highway A16 (Reuchenette Formation, Kimmeridgian) in the Jura Mountains (NW Switzerland). During excavations, two morphotypes, one gracile and one robust, were identified in the field. Furthermore, two large-siz...
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The collection and dissemination of vertebrate ichnological data is struggling to keep up with techniques that are becoming commonplace in the wider palaeontological field. A standard protocol is required to ensure that data is recorded, presented and archived in a manner that will be useful both to contemporary researchers, and to future generatio...
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After new studies were carried out in the Lopingian Val Gardena Sandstone of northern Italy, in the Recoaro area (Venetian Prealps, NE Italy), the following tetrapod ichnotaxa are identified: cf. Capitosauroides isp., cf. Merifontichnus isp., Pachypes isp., Paradoxichnium isp., and Rynchosauroides isp., probably corresponding to ?parareptile, capto...
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The Cal Orck'o tracksite lies in a quarry approximately 4.4 km to the northeast of the centre of Sucre (Dep. Chuquisaca, Bolivia) at an altitude of 3028 m.a.s.l. in the Altiplano/Cordillera Oriental [1]. The El Molino Formation (Middle Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous) is composed of sandy limestones and claystones. Fossiliferous oolitic limestones,...
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Megalosauripus is one of the most common theropod ichnotaxa in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous. It has been described from several localities in Europe, America, and Asia. After a controversial and still unfinished revision process, only two ichnospecies have been considered valid: M. uzbekistanicus and M. teutonicus. Recent work on the abun...
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Megalosauripus is one of the most common theropod ichnotaxa in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous. It has been described from several localities in Europe, America, and Asia. After a controversial and still unfinished revision process, only two ichnospecies have been considered valid: M. uzbekistanicus and M. teutonicus. Recent work on the abun...
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Dinosaur footprints from the Lower Jurassic of northeastern Italy are well known and, since the first discoveries in the early 1990s, many sites have been described. Tracks are mostly found in the peritidal limestones of the Calcari Grigi Group, deposited on the Trento carbonate platform, now cropping out in the Southern Alps. In 2011, a group of s...
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A new ichnospecies of a large theropod dinosaur, Megalosauripus transjuranicus, is described from the Reuchenette Formation (Early–Late Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic) of NW Switzerland. It is based on very well-preserved and morphologically-distinct tracks (impressions) and several trackways, including different preservational types from different tr...
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Description and interpretation of tracks and trackways. (DOC)
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BEB500-TR7. (A) Outline drawing of the trackway (scale 1:50). (B) Photo of BEB500-TR7-L2. Scale bar 20 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of BEB500-TR7-L2. (D) False-color depth map of BEB500-TR7-L2. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of BEB500-TR7-R2. Scale 20 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of BEB500-TR7-R2. (G) False-color depth map of B...
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Trackways from level BSY1025. Outline drawings at 1:50 scale of trackways from BSY1025. (A) BSY1025-T1. (B) BSY1025-T2. (TIF)
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BSY1040-T1. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of BSY1040-T1-R1 (paratype). Scale bar 20 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of BSY1040-T1-R1. (D) False-color depth map of BSY1040-T1-R1. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of BSY1040-T1-L2. Scale bar 20 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of BSY1040-T1-L2. (G) False-colo...
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TCH1020-T2. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1020-T2-L1. Scale bar 18 cm (10 cm for the black/white scale bar). (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1020-T2-L1. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1020-T2-L1. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of TCH1020-T2-R1. Scale bar 20 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of TC...
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TCH1025-T2. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1025-T2-L1 (paratype). Scale bar 20 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1025-T2-L1. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1025-T2-L1 Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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Trackways from level TCH1030. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of TCH1030-T3. (B) Photo of TCH1030-T3-L1. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1030-T3-L1. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1030-T3-L1. Depth measured in mm. (E) Outline drawing of TCH1030-T3 (scale 1:50). (TIF)
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Trackways from level BSY1035. Outline drawings at 1:50 scale of trackways from BSY1035. (A) BSY1035-T1. (B) BSY1035-T7. (TIF)
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BSY1040-T9. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of BSY1040-T9-R3. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of BSY1040-T9-R3. (D) False-color depth map of BSY1040-T9-R3. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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TCH1000-TR1. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1000-TR1-R2. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1000-TR1-R2. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1000-TR1-R2. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of TCH1000-TR1-L3. Scale bar 30 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1000-TR1-L3. (G) False-color dep...
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TCH1000-TR2. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1000-TR1-R9. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1000-TR1-R9. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1000-TR1-R9. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of TCH1000-TR1-L10. Scale bar 30 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1000-TR1-L10. (G) False-color d...
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TCH1020-T3. Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (TIF)
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TCH1030-T1. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1030-T1-R4. Scale bar 20 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1030-T1-R4. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1030-T1-R4. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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TCH1020-T3. Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (TIF)
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CRO500-T43. Outline drawing of the trackway (scale 1:50). (TIF)
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BEB500. Outline drawings of trackways from BEB500 (scale 1:50). (A) BEB500-TR1. (B) BEB500-TR2. (C) BEB500-TR3. (D) BEB500-TR4. (E) BEB500-TR5. (F) BEB500-TR8. (TIF)
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SCR1000-T23. (A) Outline drawing of the trackway (scale 1:50). (B) Photo of SCR1000-T23-R1. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of SCR1000-T23-R1. (D) False-color depth map of SCR1000-T23-R1. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of SCR1000-T23-L2. Scale 30 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of SCR1000-T23-L2. (G) False-color depth ma...
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TCH1025-T1. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1025-T1-L4. Scale bar 20 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1025-T2-L1. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1025-T1-L4. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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TCH1030-T2. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1030-T2-R2 (paratype). Scale bar 30 cm. (C) interpretative outline drawing of TCH1030-T2-R2. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1030-T2-R2. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of TCH1030-T2-L3 (paratype). Scale bar 30 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1030-T2-L3. (G)...
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TCH1030-T7. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1030-T7-L2 (paratype). Scale bar 30 cm. (C) interpretative outline drawing of TCH1030-T7-L2. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1030-T7-L2. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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Measurement tables. (A)Measurements made on material in the collection. (B) Measurements taken in the field. (C) Averages calculated from the field data. (D)Standard deviations for the field data. (XLSX)
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CPP500-T1. Outline drawing of the trackway (scale 1:50). (TIF)
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SCR1000-T18. (A) Outline drawing of the trackway (scale 1:50). (B) Photo of SCR1000-T18-R1. Scale bar 20 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of SCR1000-T18-R1. (D) False-color depth map of SCR1000-T18-R1. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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Trackways from levels SCR1000 and TCH1000. Outline drawings at 1:50 scale of trackways from SCR1000 (A-B) and TCH1000 (C-D). (A) SCR1000-T23. (B) SCR1000-T24. (C) TCH1000-TR1. (D) TCH1000-TR2. (TIF)
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Trackways from levels BSY1000, BSY1005, BSY1010, and BSY 1040. Outline drawings at 1:50 scale of trackways from different levels of BSY. (A) BSY1005-T1. (B) BSY1010-T1. (C) BSY1015-T1. (D) BSY1040-T7. (TIF)
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Trackways from levels BSY1020, and BSY1025. Outline drawings at 1:50 scale of trackways from different levels of BSY. (A) BSY1020-T1. (B) BSY1025-T3. (TIF)
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Trackways from level BSY1025. Outline drawings at 1:50 scale of trackways from BSY1035. (A) BSY1035-T2. (B) BSY1035-T5. (C) BSY1035-T3. (D) BSY1035-T4. (E) BSY1035-T8. (TIF)
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BSY1035-T6-L2 (paratype). (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale. (B) Photo. Scale 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing. (D) False-color depth map. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)
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BSY1040-T8. Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (TIF)
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TCH1015-T1. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1015-T1-L2. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1015-T1-L2. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1015-T1-L2. Depth measured in mm. (E) Photo of TCH1015-T1-R3. Scale 20 cm. (F) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1015-T1-R3. (G) False-color depth map of...
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TCH1020-T1. (A) Outline drawing at 1:50 scale of the trackway. (B) Photo of TCH1020-T1-R2. Scale bar 30 cm. (C) Interpretative outline drawing of TCH1020-T1-R2. (D) False-color depth map of TCH1020-T1-R2. Depth measured in mm. (TIF)