|Anthony with a lark ornithopod track on the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome, WA. Photo: Steve Salisbury.|
Anthony Romilio began his PhD studies in October 2009. His research project examines the fossil tracksite known as Lark Quarry, near Winton, central-western Qld, famed as the only documented dinosaur stampede. The 3,000–4,000 Lark Quarry tracks record dinosaur locomotor behaviour and Anthony's research will help elucidate the hindlimb biomechanics of these ancient trackmakers.
Anthony has participated in expeditions to central-western Queensland and the Dampier Peninsula in WA with the UQ Vertebrate Palaeontology laboratory, and excavated dinosaurs in Canada with the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Anthony has worked in a variety of roles including wildlife artist, graphic designer and nature documentary scriptwriter, and is currently writing a guide book on elephants and mammoths and their extinct relatives.
2014 Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: Romilio et al. 2013 (Re-evaluation of Lark Quarry). pdf Read more...
Romilio, A. and Salisbury, S.W. 2014. Large dinosaurian tracks from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, Lark Quarry, central-western Queensland, Australia: 3D photogrammetric analysis renders the ‘stampede trigger’ scenario unlikely. Cretaceous Research 51, 186-207. pdf + SI
Romilio, A., Tucker, R.T., and Salisbury, S.W. 2013. Re-evaluation of the Lark Quarry dinosaur tracksite (late Albian–Cenomanian Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia): no longer a stampede? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(1), 102–120. pdf + SI
Romilio, A. and Salisbury, S.W. 2011. A reassessment of large theropod tracks from the mid-Cretaceous (late Albian–Cenomanian) Winton Formation of Lark Quarry, central-western Queensland, Australia: a case for mistaken identity. Cretaceous Research, 32, 135-142. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2010.11.003 pdf
Romilio, A. and Salisbury, S.W. 2011. Re-interpretation of the dinosaur track-maker identities and tracksite scenario at Lark Quarry, of the mid-Cretaceous (late Albian-Cenomanian) Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia; p. 32 in Richter, A., Hübner, T. and van der Lubbe, T. (eds.), Dinosaur Track Symposia 2011 Obernkirchen, Abstracts volume.
Romilio, A. and Salisbury, S.W. 2011. Re-examination of the Lark Quarry dinosaur tracksite reveals an absence of tracks referable to non-avian theropods; p. 72 in Trinajstic, K., Bunce, M., Warburton, N., Hadley, C., Baynes, A. and Siversson, M. (eds.), 13th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics (CAVEPS), 27–30 April 2011, Perth. Geological Survey of Western Australia, 2011/9.
Romilio, A. and Salisbury, S.W. 2013. Three-dimensional analysis of the largest tracks from the Lark Quarry dinosaur tracksite, central-western Queensland; pp. 74–75, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology & Systematics, Program & Abstracts. Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.
Salisbury, S.W., Romilio, A., Herne, M.C., Tucker, R.T. and Nair, J.P. 2013. Dinosaur tracks from the Walmadany area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia; pp. 75–76, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology & Systematics, Program & Abstracts. Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.