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 meagre 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.

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