14 November 1986
Vol 234, Issue 4778

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Footprint with skin impressions of a small (1 meter) Late Triassic lizard-like form (probably spenodontid) that walked along the shores of a rising lake. The lake level rose and fell during the early Mesozoic in response to orbital forcing of climate. See page 842. [Paul E. Olsen, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964]