Six thyreophoran track types have been found on the Dinosaur Coast.
These were made by three medium-bodied forms, one large-bodied form and two very large-bodied forms:
Morphotypes are distinct types of tracks without formal names.
A ‘cf.’ in front of an ichnotaxon name means that the track looks like that type of track but is probably different. It is too poorly known to be sure.
Well known thyreophorans
What did thyreophorans look like?
Palaeontologists examine clues that extinct dinosaurs have left behind, found in fossils and evidence of animal activity, such as footprints & trackways. This is what ‘Broome’ thyreophorans may have looked like.
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Broome thyreophoran morphotype A
Broome thyreophoran morphotype B