Notes to the concept of plant trace fossils related to plant-generated sedimentary structures


Authors: Mikuláš R

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 74, issue 1; pages: 39 - 42;

Keywords: Ichnology, plant trace fossils, plant biological activity, root traces, galls,

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Biological activity of plants usually comprises a mixture of physical and chemical processes, often in a direct contact with a plant body. This is different from usual forms of animal activity, and most of plant ichnofossils have no clear equivalents among animal trace fossils. For this reason, I suggest to divide strictly the two groups in the ichnological classification.