Record details

Title
    The trace fossil Rejkovicichnus necrofilus MIKULÁŠ et al., 1996 (Middle Cambrian, Czech Republic): an early example of "gardening"
Statement of responsibility
    Radek Mikuláš
Author
    Mikuláš, Radek
Language
    anglicky
Source title - serial
    Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie. Monatshefte
Vol./nr.
    No. 1
Pages
    p. 56-64
Year
    2001
Notes
    3 obr., 1 fot., 10 bibl.
    il.
    Německé resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Neu. Jb. Geol. Paläont., Mh.
Subject group
    Bacteria
    Barrandien
    bioklasty
    kambrium-střední
    orientace
    paleobiologie
    trace fossils
    Trilobita
Geographical name
    ČR-Čechy
    Jince (Příbram)
Keyword
    1996
    Al
    Cambrian
    Czech
    Early
    Example
    Fossil
    Gardening
    Middle
    MIKULÁŠ
    Necrofilus
    Rejkovicichnus
    Republic
    Trace
Abstract (in english)
   The trace fossil Rejkovicichnus necrofilus MIKULÁŠ et al. 1996 is reinterpreted as a record of cultivation of microbes for feeding purposes. The process is reconstructed as follows: the tracemaker made a trench in the substrate, then filled it by large bioclasts from its neighbourhood; the filled trench was left for the cultivation of bacteria; finally, the trace fill was reworked to feed on its microbial content. The small trilobite Litavkaspis rejkovicensis is suggested as the posssible tracemaker, as its complete carapaces are often found in the fill of Rejkovicichnus
Contributor
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
Source format
    U
Entered date
    21. 8. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012