Sticking with a theme, there is not much to tell from the field as of yet, though today we got to look over the as yet largely unexploited dinosaur site at Las Aguilas, near Salltio. This has a series of footprints of sauropods, theropods and large ornithopods and even though we were limited to looking at scraps and broken peices on the surface, it was enough to identify sauropods, two different theropods and a large ornithopod. Not bad when you consider the state of the material and the amount of time we had. One obviously hopes that under the slopes and hills there are plenty more peices that have yet to weather and break. One remarkable feature of the material was how good the condition was even for the badly broken bits that suggests the original might be superb, one can only hope. Further exploration and exploitation is planned here, but as ever we are reliant on funds and permits. Still, the prospects are good.
Photos to follow.
A nice overview of the terrain, lots of spiky plants as I found to my cost.
A theropod trackway (moving left to right, the middle toe has largely worn away which is a shame). Hammer courtesy Dino Frey.
Various bits of longbone. These have been stacked together by locals and do not represent a single broken peice unfortunately. Still, there are chunks and distal ends of bones that suggest longbones (especially femora and tibia) in excess of 1m, so there were clearly plenty of big animals around. And soem small ones two, I found a pice of theropod pubis that probably came from an ainmal of only around 2m in length, and as it was fused up, must have represented an adult which is nice.