Journal : Acta Geologica Polonica
Article : The miniature echinoid trace fossil Bichordites kuzunensis isp. nov. from early Oligocene prodelta sediments of the Mezardere Formation, Gokceada Island, NW Turkey

Authors :
Hu, X.
Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China,
Jeans, C.
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK,
Zapalski, M.
Faculty of Geology, Warsaw University, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warsaw, Poland,,
Demircan, H.
Department of Geological Research, General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA), 06520, Ankara, Turkey,,
Abstract : The pascichnial trace fossil Bichordites kuzunensis isp. nov. occurs as an epichnial complex structure in early Oligocene prodelta sediments of the Thrace Basin in Gokceada Island, northwest Turkey. It displays characteristics of irregular echinoid burrows such as overall shape and a double meniscate filling with a chevron dorsal suture, in addition to the feature typical of the so far monospecific Bichordites Plaziat and Mahmoudi, 1988, that is a single central core around a single drainage tube. Its miniature size can be related to the small size of the tracemaker (ontogenic feature) or to its dwarfism in a stressed deltaic environment (palaeoecological feature). Its occurrence indicates a period of fully marine conditions during accumulation of the deltaic sediments of the Mezardere Formation.

Keywords : ichnologia, ichnotaksonomia, nowe taksony, oligocen, prodelta, Tracja, Turcja, Bichordites kuzunensis, Ichnology, Ichnotaxonomy, New taxa, Oligocene, Pascichnia, Prodelta, Thrace Basin, Turkey,
Publishing house : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Publication date : 2012
Number : Vol. 62, no. 2
Page : 205 – 215

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