Fossil group: Ichnofossils
Genus Gyrolithes Saporta, 1884

Taxon ID: 6702 | 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 | 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 | Rusophycus | Saerichnites | Sagittichnus | Scolicia | Scotolithus | Skolithos | Squamodictyon | Steinsfjordichnus | Suzmites | Syringomorpha | Taenidium | Teichichnus | Thalassinoides | Torrowangea | Treptichnus | Trichichnus | Trichophycus | Tubichnus | Undichna | Vendichnus | Vimenites | Warvichnium | Zoophycos
Contains: Gyrolithes polonicus | Gyrolithes scintillus
Stratigraphic range: Fortunian Recent | ~ 542,0–0,0 Ma
Baltoscandian species (in database): 2

Selection of related publications

  • Jensen & Mens, 1999. A Lower Cambrian shallow-water occurrence of the branching "deep-water" type trace fossil Dendrorhaphe from the Lontova Formation, eastern Latvia [DOI]

Taxon occurrences on map


Identifications of taxon in collection specimens

Taxon images

Gyrolithes sp., ELM G1:941
ELM G1:941 Gyrolithes sp.
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