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  Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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SHORT COMMUNICATION: First record of the trace fossil Oikobesalon from the Ordovician (Darriwilian) of Baltica; pp. 118–121

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/earth.2014.11


Authors

Olev Vinn, Ursula Toom

Abstract

The ichnogenus Oikobesalon is here described from the Ordovician of Baltica for the first time. All the specimens in this study were found on Osmussaar Island, Estonia. They belong to the ichnospecies Oikobesalon coricaceum. In the Cambrian and Ordovician, Oikobesalon seems to have occurred only in cold to temperate seas. The Oikobesalon trace-maker presumably used its burrow permanently for dwelling and searched for its food through the burrow aperture that likely opened to the sediment–water interface.

Keywords

trace fossils, Middle Ordovician, carbonate platform, Oikobesalon, terebellid polychaetes, Estonia.

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