L'ichnospace de Luzech (Lot, France) : un exemple de valorisation d'empreintes de pas

  • The Ichnospace is a specific exhibition dedicated to traces and tracks left by recent and fossil animals on ground. The Ichnospace is located at Luzech, a little town with a long historic past, near Cahors (about 17 km W) in the valley of the river Lot. Every living being leaves traces of its activities (habitat, locomotion, diet, etc.) in its environment. These traces are the signing of the individual and they may be preserved and fossilised in geological time. They provide information about biodiversity, the habits of individuals and their distribution in time and space. In the Causses of Quercy area very near of Luzech and well known by palaeontologists and geologists, many dinosaur and pterosaur tracks have been discovered. Some of them are exposed with various fossil invertebrates, turtles, crocodiles and so on, from upper Jurassic when the sea Tethys ran along shores of the large Central island. Movie and an audio-visual show complete the exhibited specimens with French and English comments.

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Author:Brigitte Lange-Badré
Parent Title (French):Le Naturaliste Vendéen
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/07/03
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/07/03
Page Number:2
First Page:93
Last Page:94
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 56 Fossilien, Paläontologie / 560 Paläontologie; Paläozoologie
5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Naturaliste Vendéen / Le Naturaliste Vendéen, Numéro 3 (2003)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht