ichnology

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ichnology

[ik′näl·ə·jē]
(paleontology)
The study of ichnofossils, especially fossil footprints.
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McEachern, "The ichnological signature of wave- and river-dominated deltas: Dunvegan and Basal Belly River formations, West-Central Alberta," in Digging Deeper, Finding a Better Bottom Line, B.
It is likely that other burrows or ichnological structures formed by vertebrates exist in eastern Texas but have been unrecognized or unobserved due to limited outcrop area and exposure.
A number of papers are based on ichnofabric analysis, an approach to documenting the relative chronology and intensity of infaunal tiering that is enjoying a vogue among ichnologists, but papers that maintain the traditional ichnological emphasis on Seilaeherian ichnofacies are also represented.
In the intervening century, only a few additional papers (e.g., Lull 1920; Willard and Cleaves 1930) were published on a relatively small number of specimens from New England, so few that Lucas (2007) considered the tetrapod track record of the region to be "scattered" Rather than being the result of a scarcity of trace fossils, however, the dearth of ichnological studies in the Narragansett Basin most likely results from the rocks being inaccessible due to vegetation and urban sprawl, as well as from them being tectonically overprinted, which distorts and obscures the tracks (Fichman et al.
In the Iberian Peninsula, the dinosaur ichnological record of Tithonian-Berriasian (Jurassic-Cretaceous transition) interval is abundant.
Falcon-Lang and Miller (2007a) tentatively vindicated Matthews ichnospecies, stating that it may represent "possible poorly preserved undertracks of a tetrapod emplaced in soft sediment", but they provided no further detailed study of its ichnological features; they added that assignment to Hylopus is questionable.
(1981): Ichnological data on the rarity of young in northeast Brazil dinosaurian populations.