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Biformites Linck 1949

Ichnofossils - Biformitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 209162

Biformites is interpreted to be the imprints of arms of walking ophiuroids ( Bell, 2004 and Schlirf, 2012). Secondary successive branching refers to instances where the animal followed an earlier imprint for some distance (overlapping due to walking), giving the false impression of a branched imprint (D'Alessandro and Bromley, 1987).

Parent taxon: Biformitidae according to D. Knaust and C. Neumann 2016

Sister taxa: Arcichnus, Harpichnus

Subtaxa: Biformites insolitus, Biformites zhadaensis

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Type: Biformites insolitus