ichnology

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ichnology

[ik′näl·ə·jē]
(paleontology)
The study of ichnofossils, especially fossil footprints.
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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 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.
2005): Ichnological evidence for giant omithopod dinosaurs in the Late Jurassic Lourinha Formation, Portugal.
The sauropod track record from Portugal is well known in the ichnological literature, with significant sites from the Middle Jurassic (Santos et al, 1994, 2009) and the Late Jurassic (Lockley and Santos, 1993; Lockley et al.
A review of the results of the past 25 years of ichnological research in Jamaica is presented elsewhere (Donovan et al.