Zoophycos

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Zoophycos trace fossil from the Mississippian of northern Kentucky. Scale bar is 5.0 cm.
Zoophycos from turbidites of Farmers Member of Borden Formation at mile marker 135, I-64, Kentucky.

Zoophycos is an ichnogenus thought to be produced by feeding worms.

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Occurrence[edit]

Zoophycos is found in deep marine muds and sands, often between turbidite beds. It is known from both the fossil record and deep sea sediment cores.[1]

The ichnogenus gives its name to a deep water ichnofacies.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Seilacher, A. (1967). "Bathymetry of trace fossils". Marine Geology 5 (5–6): 413–428. doi:10.1016/0025-3227(67)90051-5. 

External links[edit]

The Paleontology Portal. "Trace Fossils from North America" (Web - photos). The Paleontology Portal. Retrieved 2008-08-19.