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Most stellate trace fossils of the ichnogenus Asteriacites are attributed to asterozoan producers in general and the majority is the result of the work of ophiuroids. The fossil record of asterozoans is scarce in South America, particularly for the Mesozoic. Asteriacites specimens found in shallow- to marginal-marine Lower Cretaceous (upper Hauterivian-lower Barremian) deposits in the Neuquén Basin (Patagonia, Argentina) exhibit sculpture and morphometry typical of asteroid producers. This is the second record of asteroids from the Lower Cretaceous of South America. The close association between these Asteriacites possibly produced by astropectinids and traces assignable to Siphonichnidae are suggestive of a predator-prey interaction, adding palaeoecological information for community-structure reconstruction of these deposits. For ichnotaxonomic evaluation, morphometric parameters of Asteriacites were elaborated using simple photogrammetric procedures applied on negative epirelief specimens and undertraces to define edges of the stellate trace fossils. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd


Documento: Artículo
Título:Asteroid trace fossils from Lower Cretaceous shallow- to marginal-marine deposits in Patagonia
Autor:Fernández, D.E.; Comerio, M.; Giachetti, L.M.; Pazos, P.J.; Wetzel, A.
Filiación:Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Ciudad Universitaria, Intendente Güiraldes 2160, Buenos Aires, C1428EGA, Argentina
CONICET – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Estudios Andinos Don Pablo Groeber (IDEAN), Ciudad Universitaria, Intendente Güiraldes 2160, Buenos Aires, C1428EGA, Argentina
Centro de Tecnología de Recursos Minerales y Cerámica (CETMIC), CONICET. C.C. 49, Camino Centenario y 506, Manuel B. Gonnet, B1897ZCA, Argentina
Geologisches Institut der Universität Basel, Bernoullistrasse 32, Basel, CH-4056, Switzerland
Palabras clave:Asteriacites; Asteroids; Ichnotaxonomy; Morphometry; Palaeoecology; Predator-prey interaction; asteroid; Cretaceous; fossil record; ichnology; morphometry; paleoecology; predator-prey interaction; taxonomy; trace fossil; Patagonia; Asteriacites; Asterozoa; Ophiuroidea
Página de inicio:120
Página de fin:128
Título revista:Cretaceous Research
Título revista abreviado:Cretaceous Res.


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Fernández, D.E., Comerio, M., Giachetti, L.M., Pazos, P.J. & Wetzel, A. (2019) . Asteroid trace fossils from Lower Cretaceous shallow- to marginal-marine deposits in Patagonia. Cretaceous Research, 93, 120-128.
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Fernández, D.E., Comerio, M., Giachetti, L.M., Pazos, P.J., Wetzel, A. "Asteroid trace fossils from Lower Cretaceous shallow- to marginal-marine deposits in Patagonia" . Cretaceous Research 93 (2019) : 120-128.
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Fernández, D.E., Comerio, M., Giachetti, L.M., Pazos, P.J., Wetzel, A. "Asteroid trace fossils from Lower Cretaceous shallow- to marginal-marine deposits in Patagonia" . Cretaceous Research, vol. 93, 2019, pp. 120-128.
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Fernández, D.E., Comerio, M., Giachetti, L.M., Pazos, P.J., Wetzel, A. Asteroid trace fossils from Lower Cretaceous shallow- to marginal-marine deposits in Patagonia. Cretaceous Res. 2019;93:120-128.