Modern vertebrate track taphonomy at Lake Manyara, Tanzania

A. Cohen, M. Lockley, J. Halfpenny, A. E. Michel

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Studies modern tracks at Lake Manyara, to document the environmental and taphonomic controls on track preservation. This closed basin, saline lake closely resembles the depositional setting of many ancient track-bearing strata. It is shown that preburial track survivorship can be modelled as the interaction between three variables: 1) strain susceptibility of a substrate prior to track formation; 2) track loading stress; and 3) secondary reworking rate. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-389
Number of pages19
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Palaeontology


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