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Progressive Palaeontology 2024 - Bristol, UK: Field Trip – Penarth, South Wales

Year: 2024
Location: Bristol, UK
Hosted By: Unviersity of Bristol
Organised By: Kirsten Flett, Thomas Farrell, James Rawson, Hady George, Isaura Aguilar Pedrayes and Benton Walters
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Field Trip – Penarth, South Wales

The post-conference fieldtrip (20th June) will visit the Late Triassic - Early Jurassic coastal marine localities on the beaches of Penarth, South Wales. Penarth is a very prolific collecting site for marine invertebrates such as bivalves (including the large Plagiostoma), brachiopods, gastropods, ammonites and echinoids. Chunks of the Rhaetian bone bed containing bones and teeth from chondrichthyans, actinopterygians and marine reptiles are also found commonly along the foreshore. We will also visit a large exposed dinosaur trackway on the beach thought to have been made by Triassic sauropodomorphs (Falkingham et al., 2022). We will travel to and from the site by coach and will stop in the town of Penarth for lunch, where numerous cafes and chip shops can be found just yards from the beach.

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