New finds of ichnofossils from the Middle Cambrian of the Barrandian area (Czech Republic)


Authors: Mikuláš R, Valíček J, Szabad M

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 77, issue 1; pages: 55 - 59; Received 25 June 2001; Accepted in revised form 20 December 2001;

Keywords: Middle Cambrian, Ichnofossils, ichnology, taxonomy, new taxa, synonymy, fossiliferous localities, Barrandian,

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The base of the Jince Formation provided, besides the already reported 'high-energy' trace fossils, also representatives of the ichnogenera Palaeophycus, Planolites, and Teichichnus. They point to standard, diverse use of substrate characteristic for the Early Palaeozoic Cruziana Ichnofacies. The find of Nereitesat Vystrkov (Eccaparadoxides pusillus Zone) is the first record of this important ichnotaxon in the Cambrian of the Barrandian area and implies the possibility that other traces preserved only as convex hyporeliefs (e.g. Cruziana) may also be recognized in the Jince Formation.