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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.



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.

See also[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.