Chondrites von Strenberg, 1833


DESCRIPTION: Large complexes of small root-like tunnels and shafts in dendritic patterns. Usually, burrows never cross, except by a different Chondrites system. Sometimes, look like bird feet. Form along bedding planes.

BEHAVIOR(S): Fodinichnia; Feeding burrows of a deposit feeding worm organism.

ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS: Fully marine conditions perhaps indicative of low oxygen zones.

POSSIBLE TRACEMAKERS: Sipunculid or marine worm organism similar to modern polychaetes.

GEOLOGIC RANGE: Precambrian - recent

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: (F├╝rsich, 1974a)(Crimes, 1987)