Abstract

The enigmatic trace fossil Yakutatia emersoni has previously only been briefly described from the Cretaceous Kodiak Formation of Kodiak Island, Alaska. Herein we examine the trace fossil in detail, confirm that it is indeed a graphoglyptid, note the associated trace fossils, interpret the depositional environment of the strata in which it occurs as most probably a lobe fringe environment in the distal part of a large submarine fan, and designate a lectotype.

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