A New Tracksite Found By Walter Energy


Just after the middle of October, managers and staff from Walter Energy took PRPRC palaeontologists to a suspected tracksite they reported that had been uncovered near Chetwynd during road construction. This is another example of the exemplary attitude that industry in British Columbia has towards palaeontological resources.

As it was late in the year, and the site was at high elevation there was little that the palaeontologists could do on this visit, except take a few pictures and some notes.

 

A group of Walter Energy employees viewing the new tracksite.

 

An ankylosaur trackway (proceeding from top to bottom) on a very friable surface.

 

A very unusual large theropod trackway.