Journal : Acta Geologica Polonica
Article : The trace fossil Lepidenteron lewesiensis (Mantell, 1822) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Poland

Authors :
Kennedy, W. J.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW and Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, United Kingdom, jim.kennedy@oum.ox.ac.uk,
Walaszczyk, I.
Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland, i.walaszczyk@uw.edu.pl,
Kopaevich, L.
Geological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, Moscow, 119991 Russia,
Beniamovski, V. N.
Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyzhevski 7, Moscow, 119017, Russia,
Wilmsen, M.
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Sektion Paläozoologie, Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, D-01109 Dresden, Germany, markus.wilmsen@senckenberg.de,
Storm, M.
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, United Kingdom,
Fürsich, F.
GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Fachgruppe PaläoUmwelt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstr. 28, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany,
Majidifard, M.
Geological Survey of Iran, Box 131851-1494, Tehran, Iran,
Gasiński, M. A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, PL-30-063 Kraków, Poland, adam.gasinski@uj.edu.pl,
Olshtynska, A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, O. Gonchara str. 55-b, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine, ol-lesia@mail.ru,
Uchman, A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, PL-30-063 Kraków, Poland, alfred.uchman@uj.edu.pl,
Kennedy, W. J.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3W and Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, United Kingdom, jim.kennedy@oum.ox.ac.uk,
Klinger, H.
Natural History Collections Department, Iziko South African Museum, P. O. Box 61, Cape Town, 8000, Republic of South Africa, hkling@telekomsa.net,
Machalski, M.
Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Twarda 51/55, PL-00-818 Warszawa, Poland, mach@twarda.pan.pl,
Kennedy, W. J.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW, United Kingdom, jim.kennedy@oum.ox.ac.uk,
Schneider, S.
CASP, University of Cambridge, West Building, 181A Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DH, UK and GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Paleobiology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstr. 28, 91054 Erlangen, Germany, simon.schneider@casp.cam.ac.uk,
Jäger, M.
Lindenstr. 53, 72348 Rosenfeld, Germany, langstein.jaeger@web.de,
Kroh, A.
Natural History Museum Vienna, Geology-Palaeontology, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, andreas.kroh@nhm-wien.ac.at,
Mitterer, A.
Hoffmann Mineral GmbH, Münchener Str. 75, 86633 Neuburg an der Donau, Germany, agnes.mitterer@sonax.de,
Niebuhr, B.
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Paläozoologie, Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany, niebuhr.birgit@googlemail.com,
Vodrážka, R.
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Geology, Rozvojová 269, 16502 Praha 6, Czech Republic, radek.vodrazka@seznam.cz,
Wilmsen, M.
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Paläozoologie, Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany, markus.wilmsen@senckenberg.de,
Wood, C. J.
Scops Geological Services Ltd., 31 Periton Lane, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8AQ, UK, chrisjwood@btinternet.com,
Zágoršek, K.
Department of Paleontology, National Museum, Vaclavske nam. 68, 11579 Praha 1, Czech Republic, kamil_zagorsek@nm.cz,
Jurkowska, A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a; 30-063 Kraków, Poland, jurkowska.a@gmail.com,
Uchman, A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a; 30-063 Kraków, Poland, alfred.uchman@uj.edu.pl,
Abstract : Lepidenteron lewesiensis (Mantell, 1822) is an unbranched trace fossil lined with small fish scales and bones, without a constructed wall. It is characteristic of the Upper Cretaceous epicontinental, mostly marly sediments in Europe. In the Miechów Segment of the Szczecin-Miechów Synclinorium in southern Poland, it occurs in the Upper Campanian–Lower Maastrichtian deeper shelf sediments, which were deposited below wave base and are characterized by total bioturbation and a trace fossil assemblage comprising Planolites, Palaeophycus, Thalassinoides, Trichichnus, Phycosiphon, Zoophycos and Helicodromites that is typical of the transition from the distal Cruziana to the Zoophycos ichnofacies. L. lewesiensis was produced by a burrowing predator or scavenger of fishes. The tracemaker candidates could be eunicid polychaetes or anguillid fishes.

Keywords : ichnofosylium, bioturbacja, kreda górna, Wyżyna Miechowska, ichnofossils, bioturbation, Terebella, Upper Cretaceous, Miechów Upland,
Publishing house : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Publication date : 2013
Number : Vol. 63, no. 4
Page : 611 – 623

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Qute : Kennedy, W. J. ,Walaszczyk, I. ,Kopaevich, L. ,Beniamovski, V. N. ,Wilmsen, M. ,Storm, M. ,Fürsich, F. ,Majidifard, M. ,Gasiński, M. A. ,Olshtynska, A. ,Uchman, A. ,Kennedy, W. J. ,Klinger, H. ,Machalski, M. ,Kennedy, W. J. ,Schneider, S. ,Jäger, M. ,Kroh, A. ,Mitterer, A. ,Niebuhr, B. ,Vodrážka, R. ,Wilmsen, M. ,Wood, C. J. ,Zágoršek, K. ,Jurkowska, A. ,Uchman, A. ,Uchman, A. , The trace fossil Lepidenteron lewesiensis (Mantell, 1822) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Poland. Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 63, no. 4/2013
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