Bibliografia essenziale

Bonfiglio L. (a cura di), 2005 – “Paleontologia dei Vertebrati in Italia”. evoluzione biologica, significato ambientale e paleogeografia”. Mem. Mus. Civ. St. Nat. Verona, 2 serie, sezione Scienze della Terra, 6: 238 pp.
Citton, P., Nicosia, U., Nicolosi I., Carluccio, R., Romano, M., 2015a. Elongated theropod tracks from the Cretaceous Apenninic Carbonate Platform of southern Latium (central Italy). Palaeontologia Electronica 18.3.49A, 1–12. palaeo-electronica.org/content/2015/1340- elongated-theropod-tracks.

covery of thousands of dinosaur footprints in an abandoned limestone quarry near Altamura (Murge area, southern Italy), the interest of the

scientific community toward the dinosaur ichnological record in Apulia started, and in the following twenty years, several other dinosaur tracksites were discovered

in the region. Most of the ichnosites were discovered in the Murge highland area and the trampled horizons belongs to distinct Cretaceous marine deposits (Aptian-Santonian) of the Apulia Carbonate Platform (Nicosia et al., 2000; Sacchi et al., 2009; Petti et al., 2010; Iannone et al., 2012). Additionally, two other

tracksites were discovered in the Gargano promontory, the former in the Mattinata pier blocks (Conti et al., 2005) and the latter close to the Borgo Celano village

(Petti et al., 2008). Here the track-bearing levels span from the Late Jurassic (?late Tithonian) to Early Cretaceous (Hauterivian-early Barremian). It is worth of

note that other trampled limestone blocks or surfaces were signalled in other sector of the region, even though the analysis of some of them is still in progress

covery of thousands of dinosaur footprints in an abandoned limestone quarry near Altamura (Murge area, southern Italy), the interest of the

scientific community toward the dinosaur ichnological record in Apulia started, and in the following twenty years, several other dinosaur tracksites were discovered

in the region. Most of the ichnosites were discovered in the Murge highland area and the trampled horizons belongs to distinct Cretaceous marine deposits (Aptian-Santonian) of the Apulia Carbonate Platform (Nicosia et al., 2000; Sacchi et al., 2009; Petti et al., 2010; Iannone et al., 2012). Additionally, two other

tracksites were discovered in the Gargano promontory, the former in the Mattinata pier blocks (Conti et al., 2005) and the latter close to the Borgo Celano village

(Petti et al., 2008). Here the track-bearing levels span from the Late Jurassic (?late Tithonian) to Early Cretaceous (Hauterivian-early Barremian). It is worth of

note that other trampled limestone blocks or surfaces were signalled in other sector of the region, even though the analysis of some of them is still in progress Dal Sasso C. & Signore M., 1998 – Exceptional soft-tissue preservation in a theropod dinosaur from Italy. Nature, 392: 383-387.Dal Sasso C. & Maganuco S., 2011 – Scipionyx samniticus (Theropoda: Compsognathidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Italy. Osteology, ontogenetic assessment, phylogeny, soft tissue anatomy, taphonomy and palaeobiology. Memorie della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, 37(1): 1-281.
Dal Sasso, C., Pierangelini, G., Famiani, F., Cau, A., Nicosia, U., 2016. First sauropod bones from Italy offer new insights on the radiation of Titanosauria between Africa and Europe. Cretaceous Research, xxx (2016), 1–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2016.03.008Dal Sasso C, Maganuco S, Cau A., 2018 – The oldest ceratosaurian (Dinosauria: Theropoda), from the Lower Jurassic of Italy, sheds light on the evolution of the three-fingered hand of birds. PeerJ 6:e5976 DOI 10.7717/peerj.5976
Dalla Vecchia F. M., 2008 – Vertebrati fossili del Friuli. Pubblicazione n. 50 . Ed. Museo Friulano Storia Naturale, Udine, ISSN 1121-9548: 303.
Garilli V., Klein N., Buffetaut E., Sander P.M., Pollina F., Galletti L., Cillari A., Guzzetta D., 2009 – First dinosaur bone from Sicily identified by histology and its palaeobiogeographical implications. – N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abh., 252: 207–216.
Leonardi G., 2008 – Vertebrate ichnology in Italy. Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., Acta Geol., 83: 213-221
Leonardi G. & Mietto P., 2000 – Dinosauri in Italia: le orme giurassiche dei Lavini di Marco (Trentino) e gli altri resti fossili italiani, Accademia Editoriale, Pisa – Roma: 438.
Marzola M, Dalla Veccia F.M., 2014 – Dinosaur tracks from the Dolomia Principale (Upper Triassic) of the Carnic Prealps (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, NE Italy). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 53 (1), 2014, 1-18.
Nicosia U. & Loi M., 2003 – Triassic Footprints from Lerici (La Spezia, northern Italy). Ichnos, 10: 127-140.

Nicosia U., Ronchi A. & Santi G., 2000a – Permian tetrapod footprints from W Orobic Basin (northern Italy). Biochronological and evolutionary remarks. Geobios, 33 (6): 753-768.Nicosia U., Marino M., Mariotti N., Muraro C., Panigutti S., Petti F.M. & Sacchi e., 2000b – The Late Cretaceous dinosaur tracksite near altamura (Bari, southern Italy). I Geological framework. Geol. Romana, 35 (1999): 231-236.
Petti F. M, Antonelli M., Citton P. Mariotti N., Petruzzelli M., Pignatti J., D’Orazi Porchetti S., Romano M., Sacchi E., Sacco E., Wagensommer A. – 2020 – Cretaceous tetrapod tracks from Italy: a treasure trove of exceptional biodiversità. In: Romano M., Citton P. (Eds.), Tetrapod ichnology in Italy: the state of the art. Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences 12 (2020), xx-xx: 31-55.