ornithichnite definition

  • noun:
    • The footmark of a bird happening in strata of stone.
    • The footmark of a bird occurring in strata of rock.
    • In geology, one of many footmarks, at first said to be those of gigantic birds, or of bird-like reptiles (ornithosaurs), happening amply when you look at the Triassic sandstone of Connecticut and in other places. These are typically now considered to were made by dinosaurian reptiles.
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