Arthropods invade the land: trace fossils and palaeoenvironments of the Tumblagooda Sandstone (?late Silurian) of Kalbarri, Western Australia

  title={Arthropods invade the land: trace fossils and palaeoenvironments of the Tumblagooda Sandstone (?late Silurian) of Kalbarri, Western Australia},
  author={Nigel Harvey Trewin and Kenneth J. McNamara},
  journal={Transactions of The Royal Society of Edinburgh-earth Sciences},
  • N. Trewin, K. McNamara
  • Published 1994
  • Geology
  • Transactions of The Royal Society of Edinburgh-earth Sciences
The trace fossils of the Tumblagooda Sandstone (?late Silurian) of Kalbarri, Western Australia are spectacular in their variety and preservation. They provide a unique insight into the activities of the early invaders of terrestrial environments, and reveal the presence of a diverse fauna dominated by arthropods. Within the Formation trace fossil assemblages can be related to fluvial, aeolian and marine sand-dominated environments. Two distinct and diverse ichnofaunas are recognised. The… Expand
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