Global Geology 2019, 22(4) 289-292 DOI:   10.3969/j.issn.1673-9736.2019.04.07  ISSN: 1673-9736 CN: 22-1371/P

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Keywords
dinosaurs
bird tracks
pterosaurs
fossil protection
geopark
South Korea
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Dinosaurs, birds and pterosaurs of Korea and geological heritage protection

Min Huh

Korea Dinosaur Research Center, Faculty of Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Republic of Korea

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Republic of Korea (South Korea) is one of the richest and most exciting regions on earth for the study of vertebrate ichnology. Very unique vertebrate fossils include dinosaurs, bird tracks, pterosaurs were discovered from more important sites. New finds of dinosaur skeletal remains have increased the number and diversity of known Korean dinosaur taxa. Other fossils including dinosaur tooth and skin impressions, pterosaur bonesand tooth, turtle bones and eggs, crocodile skull and tooth, lizard bone, wood fossils, and trace fossils. Many sites reveal the highest density of bird and dinosaur track levels anywhere in the world. In South Korea there is a comprehensive system of national and provincial parks as well as nearly 500 sites identified under national legislation as ‘naturalmonuments’, in which the Cretaceous sites are the most abundant, and the Mudeungsan National Geopark newly established was certificated as the UNESCO Global Geopark.

Keywords�� dinosaurs   bird tracks   pterosaurs   fossil protection   geopark   South Korea  
Received 2019-11-18 Revised 2019-12-01 Online:  
DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-9736.2019.04.07
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Corresponding Authors: Min Huh
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