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Research from Statoil ASA provide new insights into paleontology
April 9th, 2010
According to a study from Stavanger, Norway, "An ichnofabric composed of meiobenthic trace fossils is described from Late Permian shelf carbonates of the Arabian Platform from the Oman Mountains (Saiq Formation, Akhdar Group). It mainly consists of an 810 cm deep boxwork with an undulating burrow outline, with an average burrow diameter of about 0.5 mm."
"The pinch-and-swell-like features lead to bulbous enlargements and alternating blade-like contractions and are diagnostic for Virgaichnus undulatus igen. et isp. nov. In the upper tier of the ichnofabric, V. undulatus is associated with miniature spreiten-like lobes, which originate from a vertical shaft. These circular,...
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2010-04-09)