Rogerella

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Rogerella elliptica borings in a Middle Jurassic (Callovian) crinoid stem (Matmor Formation, southern Israel).

Rogerella is a small pouch-shaped boring (a type of trace fossil) with a slit-like aperture currently produced by acrothoracican barnacles. These crustaceans extrude their legs upwards through the opening for filter-feeding (Seilacher, 1969; Lambers and Boekschoten, 1986). They are known in the fossil record as borings in carbonate substrates (shells and hardgrounds) from the Devonian to the Recent (Taylor and Wilson, 2003).

References[edit]

  • Lambers, P., Boekschoten, G.J. (1986). "On fossil and recent borings produced by acrothoracic cirripeds". Geologie en Mijnbouw 65: 257–268. 
  • Seilacher, A. (1969). "Paleoecology of boring barnacles". American Zoologist 9: 705–719. doi:10.1093/icb/9.3.705. 
  • Taylor, P.D., Wilson. M.A. (2003). "Palaeoecology and evolution of marine hard substrate communities". Earth-Science Reviews 62: 1–103. doi:10.1016/S0012-8252(02)00131-9.