ichnofacies

ichnofacies

[¦ik·nō¦fā‚shēz]
(geology)
A recurrent assemblage of ichnofossils that represent certain environmental conditions.
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The lack of stratigraphic control makes inferring trace fossil associations and establishing ichnofacies difficult, especially since most of the fossil-bearing slabs are small and consequently preserve only a few traces each.
The ichnofossil assemblages throughout the section indicate the Skolithos ichnofacies (presence of Ophiomorpha, Skolithos and Diplocraterion, see Buatois and Mangano 2011 for a review) with some ichnogenera of the Cruziana ichnofacies (presence of Rosselia, and Asterosoma).
Marine Cretaceous and Paleogene biofacies and ichnofacies in Southern Tibet, China and their sedimentary significance.
Bioerosion in shell beds from the Pliocene Roussillon Basin, France: implications for the (macro) bioerosion Ichnofacies model.
Correlation of ichnofacies in silt-clay sediments of "Mamo" Island, Orinoco River, Independence municipality, "Anzoategui" state, Venezuela
Cruziana ichnofacies are present in soft calcareous sandstone bed.
Two bioerosion ichnofacies produced by early and late burial associated with sea-level change.
The associated fossil logs have intense bioturbation of the Terodolites ichnofacies.
Distinct ichnofacies types in softground marine settings, substrate-controlled situations, and softground continental environments are discussed, and a facies model for the ichnofacies paradigm leads to an explanation of settings, such as the progradational wave-storm dominated coast in which the authors integrate ichnology with facies analysis and genetic stratigraphy.