Developments and contributions in the study of La Rioja dinosaur footprints (Spain)
Universidad de La Rioja. Ediﬁcio CT. Madre de Dios 51-53. 26006 Logroño. Spain. email@example.com
In this paper the study of dinosaur tracks of La Rioja, which began in 1970, is presented as an example of knowledge development, achievements, and events occurring around a paleontological resource having strong media impact. Fieldwork, research, and dissemination since the publication of the first scientific works have been accompanied by activities to protect sites and consider them as natural and cultural heritage. Finally it is shown how a paleontological resource has also led to the development of the tourist infrastructure in the area.
Key words: Palaeontological heritage, dinosaur, footprints, La Rioja.
How to cite: Pérez-Lorente, F. 2017. Developments and contributions in the study of La Rioja dinosaur footprints (Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 32 (1), 171-184.
Received 25 January 2016, Accepted 15 March 2017, Published 30 June 2017