THE ICHNOFOSSIL GENUS PARADICTYODORA OLIVERO, BUATOIS & SCASSO(2004) FROM THE PLIOCENE OF THE NORTHERN APENNINES, ITALY

Authors

  • ENRICO SERPAGLI
  • PAOLO SERVENTI
  • PAOLA MONEGATTI

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13130/2039-4942/6375

Keywords:

Fodinichnion, Paradictyodora, Pliocene, Northern Italy

Abstract

The ichnospecies Paradictyodora flabelliformis (D¡¦Alessandro & Fürsich) is reported for the first time from the Pliocene ¡§Argille Azzurre Formation¡¨ of Northern Italy. The horizon has an older age and is deeper than the shallow-water protected shoreface environment where the type specimens have been found. A narrow tubular structure exceptionally preserved on the specimen studied possibly supports the tellinid bivalve model instead of the Arenicola model for the origin of the trace fossil.

 

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2008-03-31

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