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Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, Volume 36, Issue 3–4, pp 232–251 | Cite as

The trace fossils of the Baggy Beds (Upper Devonian) of North Devon, England

  • Roland Goldring
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Abstract

The trace fossils of the Baggy Beds are described. They includeTeichichnus cf.rectus Seilacher,Monocraterion cf.tentaculatum Torell,Diplocraterion yoyo sp. nov.,Arenicolites curvatus sp. nov., and other forms insufficiently well preserved for generic assignment. The protrusive and retrusive behaviour pattern ofD. yoyo is interpretated as a response to repeated phases of sedimentation and erosion and as a measure of these.A. curvatus is preserved in two modes: in the position of formation and as eroded tubes in conglomerates. The second reveals that the sediment around the tube was cemented to a thickness equal to the diameter of the tube.

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Sandstone Devonian Mudstone Conglomerate Bedding 
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  • Roland Goldring
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  1. 1.University of Reading(England)

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