International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

Gastrochaenolites hospitium isp. nov., trace fossil by a coral-associated boring bivalve from the Eocene and Miocene of Austria

Published: Aug 2009

Pages: 339 - 342



Abstract: Gastrochaenolites hospitium isp. nov. is a domichnial boring showing the so-called false floors in scleractinian coral skeletons. The borings are semi-circular in mid-longitudinal section. They are produced by the mytilid Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) and keep up with further growth of their hosts for years. The false floors, being a retrusive equilibrium trace, are related to annual events.

Keywords: Ichnology, trace fossils, domichnia, lebensspuren, corals, bivalves, Lithophaga, Leiosolenus

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