Ophiomorpha isp.


Description: Ophiomorpha is a branching burrow with either horizontal, oblique, or vertical box-like networks; the burrow exterior is characterized by a knobby texture formed by a pelletal lining, but in some cases only an internal mold of the burrow is evident. Ophiomorpha is interpreted as a combined dwelling and feeding burrow made by a shrimp-like animal; modern callianassid shrimp show the same burrow geometry and pelletal reinforcement of their burrows.
Age: Cretaceous
Formation: Blackhawk
Location: Utah, USA
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Cretaceous
Formation: Robbedale
Location: Bornholm, Denmark
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Pleistocene
Formation: Reid's Bluff
Location: Florida, USA
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Cretaceous
Formation: Blackhawk
Location: Utah, USA
Collector: A. A. Ekdale
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Cretaceous
Formation: Blackhawk
Location: Utah, USA
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Cretaceous
Formation: Blackhawk
Location: Utah, USA
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Pleistocene
Formation: Grotto Beach
Location: San Salvador, Bahamas
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Pleistocene
Formation: Grotto Beach
Location: San Salvador, Bahamas
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
Age: Pleistocene
Formation: Grotto Beach
Location: San Salvador, Bahamas
Collector:
Photographer: A. J. Martin
 

 
 
 
 

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