Atlas of Trace Fossils

The recognition of common trace fossils in outcrop and cores


  • George Pemberton
  • James MacEachern
  • Murray Gingras
  • Kerrie Bann


Primary audience: Petroleum geologists and palaeontologists Secondary auudience: The subject matter will appeal to researchers in sedimentologist, stratigraphy, and sedimentary geochemistry.


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53232-9

Table of Contents

Individual sections of the book would cover the following subjects: A) General Concepts of Ichnology: B) Ichnofacies Summaries: The Unifying Concept in Ichnology Continental Ichnofacies Marine Softground Ichnofacies Substrate-Specific Ichnofacies C) Individual Ichnogenera Photographic Atlas Dwelling Burrows: Deposit-Feeding Burrows Grazing Burrows Resting Traces Escape Structures Root Structures Cryptic bioturbation D) Ichnological summary pages for the recognition of facies associations representative of: Fluvial SystemsLacustrine EnvironmentsDeltas: River-and Wave-InfluencedNon-Deltaic (Strandplain) ShorefacesIncised Valleys (including estuaries)Brackish BaysDeep-Water environmentsE) Ichnological applications and implications for high-resolution sequence stratigraphic frameworks F) Reservoir Ichnology