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Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Insects and other arthropods as trace-makers in non-marine environments and palaeoenvironments
The palaeobiology of trace fossils
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Reviews the variety of trace fossils produced by terrestrial and freshwater arthropods, without examining the entire spectrum of such structures, and demonstrates their utility in palaeobiological studies. The trace-producing groups considered are those more 'typical' of non-marine than marine environments (e.g. spiders, myriapods and, especially, insects). Continental arthropod traces are considered within the following categories: organism-sediment interactions (e.g. trackways and burrows); organism-organism interactions, particularly plant-arthropod interactions (e.g. bored wood and leaf mines); and aedificichnia, structures constructed in full relief from inorganic raw material (e.g. mud-daubing wasp nests and caddisfly cases)....