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Flosculichnus tectus, an etched attachment scar from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of The Netherlands
Donovan, S.; Jagt, J.W.M. (2005). Flosculichnus tectus, an etched attachment scar from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of The Netherlands. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 75: 207-210
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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    Maastrichtian; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Ichnofossil; Netherlands, Maastricht; Marine
Author keywords
    Trace fossils, embedments, new taxa, Cretaceous, Maastrichtian, The Netherlands

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  • Donovan, S.
  • Jagt, J.W.M.

    A single example of a rosette-shaped embedment structure on the carina of a scalpellid cirripede (Bosquet Collection) from the basal portion of the Valkenburg Member (Maastricht Formation) at St Pietersberg (Maastricht, southern Limburg, The Netherlands) is described as a new ichnogenus and species, Flosculichnus tectus. It differs from other resetted traces in calcareous hard substrates, which consist of slender, radiating borings, in having a scalloped, cyclic structure surrounding a central depression. The most probable producing organisms are either an unidentified, sessile, unmineralised invertebrate or, perhaps more likely, a scalpellid cirripede.

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