ichnofossil


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ichnofossil

(ˈɪknəʊˌfɒsəl)
n
(Palaeontology) another name for trace fossil
[C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track + -ite1]
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A low diversity ichnofossil assemblage discovered in 1995, represented by Monomorphichnus, ?
The ichnofossil assemblages throughout the section indicate the Skolithos ichnofacies (presence of Ophiomorpha, Skolithos and Diplocraterion, see Buatois and Mangano 2011 for a review) with some ichnogenera of the Cruziana ichnofacies (presence of Rosselia, and Asterosoma).
This ichnofossil might be ascribed to following four ichnogenera, known in the Guata Group: Gordia, Helminthopsis, Palaeophycus and Planolites (Fernandes et al.
Type repository: the type specimen and the relative ichnofossil will be deposited in the Museo de Historia Natural "Gustavo Orces V.
In the Curre Formation it is common to find carbonized wood and blue clay rip up clasts in the conglomerates perforated by Pholadidae mollusks, characteristic of the Gastrochaenolites ichnofossil type.
2005): Integrating ichnofossil and body fossil records to estimate locomotor posture and spatiotemporal distribution of early sauropod dinosaurs: a stratocladistic approach.
Bipezia bilobata likely represents the remains of a plant stem or root that has been cast in sediment rather than an ichnofossil; Matthew's other, unillustrated, specimen of Bipezia bilobata (NBMG 3037) shows that the bilobate impressions do not represent an ichnofossil but are broken fragments of shale that superficially resemble the type specimen.
1995): Ichnofossil assemblages from the Nama Group (Neoproterozoic-Lower Cambrian) in Namibia and the Proterozoic-Cambrian boundary problem revisited.
The ichnofossil Scolicia prisca de Quatrefages from the Paleogene of eastern Jamaica and fossil echinoids of the Richmond Formation.
The ichnofossil record of inferred phoronids dates back to the Devonian (as Talpina, Bromley 2004).