Diplichnites Dawson, 1873


DESCRIPTION: Simple track consisting of a series of closely spaced pairs of individual parallel series of fine ridges or tracks. Tracks are blunt to elongate, closely and regularly spaced and normal to oblique to trace axis.

BEHAVIOR(S): Locomotion

ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS: Marine (shallow to deep) to continental including alluvial, lacustrine, and eolian.

POSSIBLE TRACEMAKERS: Marine arthropods (e.g., trilobites). Continental arthropods (e.g., centipedes and millipedes).

GEOLOGIC RANGE: Cambrian-recent.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: Emended Briggs et al., 1979. Fillion and Pickerill, 1990; MacNaughton et al., 2002.