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A walk in the maze: Variation in Late Jurassic tridactyl dinosaur tracks - A case study from the Late Jurassic of the Swiss Jura Mountains (NW Switzerland)

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Supplemental Information

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.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3506v1/supp-1

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).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3506v1/supp-2

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).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3506v1/supp-3

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).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3506v1/supp-4

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Diego Castanera conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Matteo Belvedere conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Daniel Marty conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Géraldine Paratte performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Marielle Lapaire-Cattin performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Christel Lovis performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Christian A Meyer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

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https://figshare.com/s/faf59ba7c717e99fd146

Funding

Excavations, scientific documentation of Highway A16 dinosaur tracksites and related research by the Paléontologie A16 (Section d’archéologie et paléontologie, Office de la culture) are funded by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO, 95%) and the Canton Jura (5%). DC is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Europe Research Stay and Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers) The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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