Silurian Echiuroids: Possible Feeding Traces in the Thorold Sandstone Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Problematic trace fossils collected from the Middle Silurian Thorold Sandstone bear a striking resemblance to feeding traces made by the proboscises of modern echiuroid wormns. Paleoecological approximations of depth and salinity may be possible depending on population densities. Echiuroids may have been a significant element of the Paleozoic benthos.

publication date

  • June 22, 1973