Title: Footprint of a Chierotherium

Creator: Peter Bellinger Brodie (1815-1897)

Description: Photograph of a Cheirotherium footprint from the Upper Keuper, Whitley Green, near Preston Bagot, Warwickshire. Shown one third size.

The footprints of this extinct animal were first found in 1834, however the five-toed nature of the prints, especially as one of the toes looked like a thumb, caused confusion in regards to what the animal actually was as no other remains apart from footprints have been found. It is now considered to be an early ancestor of the crocodile.

Date: December 1859

Format: Blakc and white photograph, albumen print

Archive reference: LDGSL/673

Image reference: 03-15

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)

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