Abundance and morphology of Paleodictyon nodosum, observed at the Clarion-Clipperton Zone

@article{Durden2017AbundanceAM,
  title={Abundance and morphology of Paleodictyon nodosum, observed at the Clarion-Clipperton Zone},
  author={Jennifer M. Durden and Erik Simon-Lled{\'o} and Andrew J. Gooday and Daniel O B Jones},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={265-269}
}
Paleodictyon is an important trace fossil characterised by a regular hexagonal structure and typical of ancient deep-ocean habitats as far back as the Ordovician. It is represented in modern deep-sea settings by Paleodictyon nodosum, known from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the South Atlantic, and off eastern Australia. Here we report the occurrence of P. nodosum in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ), abyssal equatorial Pacific, an area characterised by polymetallic nodule fields. At the study site… CONTINUE READING