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Trace Fossil: Compaginatichnus forbesi Pickerill


Colour image of brown rock with light brown winding trail
Trace Fossil: Compaginatichnus forbesi Pickerill. Ordovician. Restigouche River, New Brunswick Collector: W. Forbes and R.K. Pickerill, c. 1980. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 4600). Specimen width 12 cm. In the sedimentary rock record of the deep ocean there are few body fossils preserved. Trace fossils, the tracks, trails and burrows that animals make, are often common in the rock record of the ancient ocean slope and deep ocean environment.