Ichnofossils

Coprulus oblongus Mayer, 1952

Taxon description

Knaust, 2008

Revised diagnosis: Oblong faecal pellets in form of isolated, loose pills with a cylindrical to oval shape, concave rounded ends and circular cross section. Their surface is smooth, and internally they consist of finegrained, homogeneous sediment.The length/width-ratio commonly lies between 1.5 and 2.0

Original diagnosis: Uniform excrement in pill-form with long-oval shape, length up to 1.5 mm, width up to 0.8 mm, washed into or deposited within worm tubes (translated from MAYER 1952:378).

Synonymy list
1952     Coprulus oblongus n. sp — Mayer, pp. 378, fig. 1
1952     Coprulus sphaeroideus n. sp. — Mayer, pp. 265, fig. 27:1-4
1954     Coprulus sphaeroideus — Mayer, pp. 224, fig. 3:17a,c
1954     Coprulus oblongus Mayer — Mayer, pp. 228, fig. 17b
1954     Coprulus oblongus Mayer — Mayer, pp. 427, fig. 1-2
1955     Coprulus oblongus Mayer — Mayer, pp. 531, fig. 1-5
1955     Coprulus oblongus Mayer — Mayer, pp. 22
1958     Coprulus oblongus Mayer — Mayer, pp. 315, fig. 1
1970     Tibikoia fudoensis n. gen. et n. sp — Hatai et al., pp. 8, fig. 1
1979     Tibikoia sanctacrucensis ichnosp, n. — Baluk & Radwanski, pp. 342, fig. fig. 3; pl 1:1-8
2013     Coprulus oblongus Mayer, 1952 — Knaust, pp. 7, fig. 8A