“The characteristics of termite nests are better understood if the main requirements of these insects are kept in mind (Noirot, 1970, p. 102). More than the gross architecture, some details may be significant…A very precise description of the chambers and galleries would be necessary…” (Noirot, 1977, p. 179)

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Insect paleoichnology, being a young discipline, needs to gain acceptance and recognition as a sister counterpart of paleoentomology and entomology. Accordingly, the analyses and discussions to ascertain the attribution of continental trace fossils to insects should be carried out very carefully. Such analysis (e.g., Machado, 1983; Sands,...

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