Fossil group: Ichnofossils
Genus Rusophycus Hall, 1852

Taxon ID: 6695 | 2013-03-05 / 2018-08-22
Belongs to: Soft-sediment trace fossils
Sister taxa: Amphorichnus | Arachnostega | Archaeonassa | Arcuatichnus | Arenicolites | Arenituba | Aulichnites | Balanoglossites | Beaconites | Bergaueria | Bilinichnus | Cheiichnus | Chondrites | Circulichnis | Cochlichnus | Conichnus | Cruziana | Curvolithus | Dendrorhaphe | Dictyodora | Didymaulichnus | Dimorphichnus | Diplichnites | Diplocraterion | Fasciculus | Fucoides circinatus | Furculosus | Gordia | Gyrochorte | Gyrolithes | Gyrophyllites | Halimedides | Halopoa | Helminthoidichnites | Helminthopsis | Hormosiroidea | Ilmenichnus | Intrites | Labyrintichnus | Lockeia | Macaronichnus | Medvezhichnus | Megagrapton | Monocraterion | Monomorphichnus | Multina | Naviculichnium | Nenoxites | Neonereites | Nereites (trace fossil) | Oikobesalon | Oniscoidichnus | Ophiomorpha | Palaeopascichnus | Palaeophycus | Palmichnuim | Phycodes | Phycosiphon | Plagiogmus | Planolites | Polarichnus | Polykladichnus | Protovirgularia | Psammichnites | Ptychoplasma | Rhizocorallium | Rosselia | Saerichnites | Sagittichnus | Scolicia | Scotolithus | Skolithos | Squamodictyon | Steinsfjordichnus | Suzmites | Syringomorpha | Taenidium | Teichichnus | Thalassinoides | Tisoa | Torrowangea | Treptichnus | Trichichnus | Trichophycus | Tubichnus | Undichna | Vendichnus | Vimenites | Warvichnium | Zoophycos
Contains: Rusophycus didymus | Rusophycus dispar | Rusophycus eutendorfensis | Rusophycus jenningsi
Stratigraphic range: Precambrian Recent | ~ 4500,0–0,0 Ma
Baltoscandian species (in database): 4

List of Baltoscandian species (may not be complete, up to 1000 species displayed)

  1. Rusophycus didymus |
  2. Rusophycus dispar |
  3. Rusophycus eutendorfensis |
  4. Rusophycus jenningsi |

Selection of related publications

  • Vinn & Toom, 2016c. Rare arthropod traces from the Ordovician and Silurian of Estonia (Baltica) [DOI]
  • Knaust, 2004. Cambro-Ordovician trace fossils from the SW-Norwegian Caledonides [DOI]
  • Jensen, 1997. Trace fossils from the Lower Cambrian Mickwitzia sandstone, south-central Sweden
  • Orłowski, 1992. Trilobite trace fossils and their stratigraphical significance in the Cambrian sequence of the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland [DOI]
  • Palij et al., 1979. Soft-bodied Metazoa and trace fossils of Vendian and Lower Cambrian

Taxon occurrences on map


Identifications of taxon in collection specimens

Taxon images

Rusophycus isp., GIT 181-4
GIT 181-4 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 181-4
GIT 181-4 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 181-4
GIT 181-4 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 428-4-1
GIT 428-4-1 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 428-4-1
GIT 428-4-1 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 362-14
GIT 362-14 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 362-14
GIT 362-14 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., TUG 1063-1
TUG 1063-1 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 362-681
GIT 362-681 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 362-681
GIT 362-681 Rusophycus isp.
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Rusophycus isp., GIT 362-681
GIT 362-681 Rusophycus isp.
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