Cochlichnus Hitchcock, 1858


DESCRIPTION: Small sinuous or meandering smooth horizontal trace. Trace resembles a sine curve.

BEHAVIOR(S): Locomotion

ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS: Shallow to deep marine, aquatic continetal. In aquatic continental, made when the water table is at or near the sediment-water-air interface.

POSSIBLE TRACEMAKERS: Aquatic annelids, insect larvae, nematodes.

GEOLOGIC RANGE: Ediacaran-recent in marine, Carboniferous-recent in continental.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: (Hasiotis and Bown, 1992); (Fillion and Pickerill, 1990); (Crimes, 1992); (Buatois and Mángano, 1993).