Rhizocorallium Zenker, 1836


DESCRIPTION: Long, ~1cm thick, U-shaped tubes with sinuous, bifurcating or planispiral spreite, usually parallel to oblique to bedding; arms are several cm apart. May show lateral flags and scratch markings on the outer side of tubes and (excrement pills) may be incorporated.

BEHAVIOR(S): Domichnia and/or fodinichnia; dwelling and feeding burrow of a suspension-feeder or deposit-feeder.

ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS: Found in shallow to deep marine settings.

POSSIBLE TRACEMAKERS: Crustacean, annelid

GEOLOGIC RANGE: Cambrian-recent

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: (Uchman, 1998)(Mørk and Bromley, 2008)

REMARKS: Commonly shallow-water trace fossil in the Carpathian flysch, (Uchman, 1992b).