‘Lepeichnus giberti’, a new trace fossil with exceptional characteristics in the palaeontology world

Lepeichnus giberti is the name of the new trace fossil of the upper Miocene, very complex and exceptionally preserved, found in the town of Lepe (Huelva). Ichnotaxons are the terms used by the ichnologists in order to list and classify these trace fossils with defined traits. The preserving state of the L. giberti is exceptional: the sandy silt which filled these burrows — after being abandoned by their organisms -and the following ferruginization of its walls has helped the preservation of the most delicate details (such as the scars probably done by the organism’s appendix).
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