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trace fossil

n.
A fossil consisting of an imprint or mark left by an organism, such as a footprint or a tunnel, in contrast to a fossil of an organism's remains.

trace fossil

n
(Palaeontology) the fossilized remains of a track, trail, footprint, burrow, etc, of an organism

trace′ fos`sil


n.
a fossilized track, trail, burrow, boring, or other structure in sedimentary rock that records the presence or behavior of the organism that made it.
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This is a very rare discovery as it's a well-preserved fossil footprint that is more than a metre long with imprints of its claws, " a statement from (http://www.
2003): Grallator-dominated fossil footprint assemblages and associated enigmatic footprints form the Chinle Group (Upper Triassic), Gateway area, Colorado.
Boffins were stunned after thieves stole a 250million-year-old fossil footprint.
5-million-year-old fossil footprints excavated in Africa, initially thought to reflect a thoroughly modern walking style, were instead made by individuals that walked differently than people today do, researchers reported April 13.
The advanced creatures with the more limblike structures and also their fossil footprints are always in the soils that indicate transiently wetter and warmer conditions and more treelike vegetation," Retallack said.
Researchers previously had to gauge dinosaur body temperatures indirectly, inferring energy needs and metabolism from the spacing of fossil footprints that indicated how fast they ran, or the presumed ratio of predators to prey in the fossil record.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura tells the story of the land and people of the area, and you can look out for fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway Firth, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland's rst Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian everyday things of the Victorian farm, workshop and home.
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Experiments by a team of anthropologists have shown that fossil footprints made 3.
After studying strange marks that accompany some sets of ancient fossil footprints, scientists recently suggested that the oldest creatures to crawl out of the ocean probably wore shells.
One area contains so many fossil footprints that Fiorillo describes it as a prehistoric "dinosaur dance floor.
CCW's senior geologist, Dr Bill Wimbledon, said: "Bendrick Rock is one of Britain's most important areas for fossil footprints.
Bill Wimbledon, the CCW's senior geologist, said, 'Bendrick Rock is one of Britain's most important areas for fossil footprints.