Pitfalls, traps, and webs in ichnology: Traces and trace fossils of an understudied behavioral strategy

@inproceedings{Lehane2013PitfallsTA,
  title={Pitfalls, traps, and webs in ichnology: Traces and trace fossils of an understudied behavioral strategy},
  author={James R. Lehane and Allan A. Ekdale},
  year={2013}
}
  • James R. Lehane, Allan A. Ekdale
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Abstract The trapping of prey, where predators use external resources to help capture prey, is a specialized type of feeding behavior that is identified in the trace fossil record only rarely. Trapping traces that have been reported in the literature include spider webs, ant-lion burrows, scorpion pits, cerianthid tube anemone burrows, echiuran worm burrows, polychaete worm (Paraonis) burrows, and deep-sea graphoglyptids burrows. There is uncertainty, however, if all of these examples actually… CONTINUE READING

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