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The fossil record (including trace fossils) is remarkably reduced after the end-Permian mass extinction. Faunal recovery increased continuously during the Mesozoic, and a marked restructuring of shallow marine benthic communities during Jurassic and Cretaceous time is known as the Mesozoic Marine Revolution. While middle and late Mesozoic trace-fossil associations are diverse and well studied around the world, those of the Triassic are minimally documented. Especially the bioerosional aspects are poorly understood compared to other periods. An abundant and diverse ichnofauna in the Middle Triassic of the Germanic Muschelkalk Basin provides insights into the ichnologic record at the beginning of...

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