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The ichnofossil genera Radulichnus and Renichnus in the Maastrichtian of The Netherlands and Belgium
Jagt, J.W.M. (2003). The ichnofossil genera Radulichnus and Renichnus in the Maastrichtian of The Netherlands and Belgium. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 73: 175-184
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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    Ichnofossils, Maastrichtian, the Netherlands, Belgium

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  • Jagt, J.W.M.

Abstract
    The tuffaceous chalk facies (biocalcarenites) of the Maastricht Formation (Late Maastrichtian) in its type area (SE Netherlands, NE Belgium) has yielded numerous ichnofossil taxa; however, the genera Radulichnus and Renichnus were not yet recorded. Here, examples of these two taxa are described and illustrated. Radulichnus traces are left on a lithified substrate by the radula of certain gastropod and/or polyplacophoran (chitonid) molluscs, while Renichnus are etched traces of shells of vermetid gastropods. Vermetids from the Maastricht Formation are briefly discussed; an example of Vermetus clathratus BINKHORST, 1861 is illustrated. In addition, the ichnofossil Centrichnus eccentricus BROMLEY & MARTINELL, 1991, the byssal etching trace of anomiid bivalves which bears a superficial resemblance to Renichnus, is also documented.

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