Zoophycos

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Zoophycos
ZoophycosMississippian.jpg
Zoophycos trace fossil from the Mississippian of northern Kentucky. Scale bar is 5.0 cm (2 inches).
Scientific classification e
Zoophycos from turbidites of Farmers Member of Borden Formation at mile marker 135, I-64, Kentucky.

Zoophycos is a somewhat cosmopolitan ichnogenus thought to be produced by moving and feeding polychaete worms.[1]

Appearance[edit]

Occurrence[edit]

Zoophycos is somewhat cosmopolitan,[2] though it is typically associated with deep marine muds and sands, often between turbidite beds. It is known from both the fossil record and deep sea sediment cores.[3] However it can also occur in shallow-marine storm deposits.[4]

The ichnogenus gives its name to an ichnofacies associated with the shelf break.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhang, Li-Jun; Zhao, Zhao (2015). "Complex behavioural patterns and ethological analysis of the trace fossil Zoophycos: Evidence from the Lower Devonian of South China". Lethaia: n/a. doi:10.1111/let.12146. 
  2. ^ MacEachern JA, Bann KL, Pemberton SG, Gingras MK. 2009. The Ichnofacies Paradigm: High-Resolution Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Rock Record. In: MacEachern JA,, In: Bann KL,, In: Gingras MK,, In: Pemberton SG, eds. Applied Ichnology: SEPM Short Course Notes.27–64.
  3. ^ Seilacher, A. (1967). "Bathymetry of trace fossils". Marine Geology. 5 (5–6): 413–428. doi:10.1016/0025-3227(67)90051-5. 
  4. ^ Zhang, Li-Jun; Zhao, Zhao (2015). "Complex behavioural patterns and ethological analysis of the trace fossil Zoophycos: Evidence from the Lower Devonian of South China". Lethaia: n/a. doi:10.1111/let.12146. 
  5. ^ MacEachern JA, Bann KL, Pemberton SG, Gingras MK. 2009. The Ichnofacies Paradigm: High-Resolution Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Rock Record. In: MacEachern JA,, In: Bann KL,, In: Gingras MK,, In: Pemberton SG, eds. Applied Ichnology: SEPM Short Course Notes.27–64.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

The Paleontology Portal. "Trace Fossils from North America" (Web – photos). The Paleontology Portal. Retrieved 2008-08-19.  "Zoophycos : Massalongo, 1855".