Teichichnus Seilacher, 1955

Taxon description

Knaust, 2018a

Diagnosis (emended herein): Vertical to oblique, unbranched or branched, elongated to arcuate spreite burrow with stacked convexdown and/or convex-up laminae and a passively filled terminal causative burrow. Funnel-like extension of the tube and wall ornamentation may be present.

Lima & Netto, 2012

Horizontal, concave tile-shaped, unbranched, flattened burrows forming vertical spreite. Burrow margins showing a discrete sinuosity along the burrow and tiles apparently are separated each other by a muddy film. Burrow fill similar to the host rock and burrow course slightly curved. Average burrow diameter is 9 mm. Preservation in positive hyporelief.

Selection of related publications
Vinn, O., Toom, U. 2018. First description of rare Teichichnus burrows from carbonate rocks of the Lower Paleozoic of Estonia. Carnets de Géologie 18, 13, 305-312. DOI:10.4267/2042/68550
Mikuláš, R., Meškis, S., Ivanov, A., Lukševičs, E., Zupinš, I., Stinkulis, G. 2013. A rich ichnofossil assemblage from the Frasnian (Upper Devonian) deposits at Andoma Hill, Onega Lake, Russia. Bulletin of Geosciences 88, 2, 389-400. DOI:10.3140/bull.geosci.1358
Schlirf, M., Bromley, R. G. 2007. Teichichnus duplex n. isp., new trace fossil from the Cambrian and the Triassic. Beringeria 37, 133-141.
Bromley, R. G., Uchman, A. 2003. Trace fossils from the Lower and Middle Jurassic marginal-marine deposits of the Sorthat Formation, Bornholm, Denmark. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 52, 185-208.
Nielsen, J. K., Hansen, K. S., Simonsen, L. 1996. Sedimentology and ichnology of the Robbedale Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Bornholm, Denmark. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 43, 115-131.