ichnology


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ich·nol·o·gy

 (ĭk-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of paleontology dealing with the study of fossilized footprints, tracks, burrows, or other traces as evidence of the activities of the organisms that produced them.

[Greek ikhnos, footprint + -logy.]

ich′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ich·nol′o·gist n.

ichnology

(ɪkˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of trace fossils
[C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track]
ichnological adj

ichnology

the branch of paleontology that studies fossil footprints. Also called ichnolithology.ichnological, adj.
See also: Fossils
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The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphical Analysis.
(1985), Destombes & Feist (1987) and Destombes (1989), but little attention has been paid to ichnology. The stratigraphic succession of the Cambrian in this area is subdivided into four groups: the Taroudant, Tata, Feijas Internes and Tabanit groups, dominated by siliciclastic sediments, overlain by the transgressive Ordovician Fezouata Shale (Feijas Externes Group).
Leonardo da Vinci, the founding father of ichnology. Palaios 2010; 25:361-7.
Ichnology of the Lower Ordovician Bell Island and Wabana groups of Newfoundland.
Xing, L., et al., Dinosaur natural track casts from the Lower Cretaceous Hekou Group in the Lanzhou-Minhe Basin, Gansu, Northwest China: Ichnology, track formation, and distribution.
Ichnology of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian - Campanian) sequence of western Sinai, Egypt.
ICHNOLOGY OF HORSESHOE CRABS (LIMULOIDEA) IN MODERN AND ANCIENT ENVIRONMENTS.
Detailed study of these indirect fossils, called ichnology (think CSI meets Jurassic Park), provides a wealth of information about how dinosaurs may have behaved.
* Ichnology: Study of fossil tracks, trails, and footprints.