The Study of Trace Fossils

A Synthesis of Principles, Problems, and Procedures in Ichnology

  • Robert W. Frey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Ichnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard G. Osgood Jr.
      Pages 3-12
    3. Scott Simpson
      Pages 39-54
    4. A. Hallam
      Pages 55-63
    5. Donald W. Boyd
      Pages 65-83
  3. The Geological Significance of Trace Fossils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Richard G. Osgood Jr.
      Pages 87-108
  4. Selected Groups of Trace Fossils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. William Antony S. Sarjeant
      Pages 163-179
    3. Stjepko Golubic, Ronald D. Perkins, Karen J. Lukas
      Pages 229-259
    4. Gale A. Bishop
      Pages 261-281
    5. William Antony S. Sarjeant
      Pages 283-324
    6. M. R. Voorhies
      Pages 325-350
    7. Richard G. Bromley, H. Allen Curran, Robert W. Frey, Raymond C. Gutschick, Lee J. Suttner
      Pages 351-376
    8. W. J. Kennedy
      Pages 377-398
    9. Richard G. Bromley
      Pages 399-428
  5. Recent Aquatic Lebensspuren

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. C. Kent Chamberlain
      Pages 431-458
    3. Jürgen Dörjes, Günther Hertweck
      Pages 459-491
    4. C. D. Hollister, B. C. Heezen, K. E. Nafe
      Pages 493-510
  6. Techniques in the Study of Lebensspuren

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Christopher A. Elders
      Pages 513-536
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 555-562

About this book


In 1971 I published a review of ichnology other concentrating only on traces made (Houston AAPG: SEPM Trace Fossil Field by a certain group of organisms, regardless Trip Guidebook) that I thought could be of their setting. Nevertheless, needless re­ dundancy has hopefully been eliminated. expanded rather easily into a worthwhile Some of the chapters are more special­ book on the subject. I probed that possi­ ized than others (because of the nature of bility for a while, thinking that I would particular topics); hence, these may be write the book myself. As I began to out­ somewhat less familiar or "comprehensible" line the chapters in more detail, however, than others-depending upon the reader's it soon became apparent that my personal own interests and background. Other dif­ knowledge of too many facets of ichnology ferences in the scope and content of vari­ scraped bottom all too soon. I quickly de­ ous chapters stem from the simple fact cided that a better book could be produced that a considerably greater backlog of pre­ by soliciting specific contributions from vious work is available in certain facets of other workers who, collectively, had first­ ichnology than in others. But we hope hand experience with virtually every aspect that all of the chapters will prove to be use­ of the field. That became the actual plan, ful to anyone wishing to delve 'into them. the result of which is this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Frey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65925-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65923-2
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