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The ichnofossils Gordia Emmons and Chondrites von Sternberg from the Deerhope Formation, North Esk Inlier (Silurian, Llandovery)

Stephen K. Donovan, Fiona E. Fearnhead and Euan N. K. Clarkson
The ichnofossils Gordia Emmons and Chondrites von Sternberg from the Deerhope Formation, North Esk Inlier (Silurian, Llandovery)
Scottish Journal of Geology (February 2009) 45, Part 1: 83-87

Abstract

Few trace fossils are known from the North Esk Inlier. Hitherto, only four ichnospecies have been identified from the Deerhope Formation, three in open nomenclature. To this meager total are added two further ichnotaxa, both morphologically distinct from those already known, namely very numerous Chondrites isp. and much rarer Gordia marina Emmons. Casts of burrows were preserved in partial convex hyporelief by erosion, then infill by a mass flow sand. The low topography and contrast of these specimens led to photography being supplemented by pencil and wax crayon rubbings of the bedding surface, providing a superior record of the gross morphology of G. marina.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 45, Part 1
Title: The ichnofossils Gordia Emmons and Chondrites von Sternberg from the Deerhope Formation, North Esk Inlier (Silurian, Llandovery)
Affiliation: Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Department of Geology, Leiden, Netherlands
Pages: 83-87
Published: 200902
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
References: 31
Accession Number: 2009-099555
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: University of London, School of Earth Sciences, GBR, United KingdomUniversity of Edinburgh, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200953
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