Palaeophycus Hall 1847

Ichnofossils

Synonym: Aulacophycos Massalongo 1859

Parent taxon: Ichnofossils according to W. Hantzschel 1975

See also Andrews 1970

Sister taxa: Abeliella, Acanthichnus, Acanthorhaphe, Aglaspidichnus, Agrichnium, Alezichnos, Algites, Allocotichnus, Ambergrisichnus, Amphorichnus, Annelidichnium, Anobichnium, Archaeichnium, Archaeonassa, Ardelia, Arenicolites, Arthraria, Arthrophycus, Arthropodichnus, Asaphoidichnus, Asteriacitidae, Asterichnites, Asterichnus, Asterophycus, Asterosoma, Aulichnites, Balanoglossites, Baroccoichnites, Bascomella, Beaconichnus, Beaconites, Belorhaphe, Bergaueria, Bifasciculus, Biformitidae, Bifungites, Bifurculapes, Bifurculipes, Bostricophyton, Brancichnus, Brookvalichnus, Bunyerichnus, Calcideletrix, Calciroda, Calycraterion, Catenichnus, Caulostrepsis, Celliformidae, Chaetophorites, Chomatichnus, Chondrites, Circulichnis, Climactichnites, Clionoides, Clionolithes, Cochlichnus, Conchifora, Conchotrema, Condranema, Conichnus, Conispiron, Conopsoides, Conostichus, Copeza, Coprinisphaera, Corophioides, Cosmorhaphe, Crininicaminus, Crossopodia, Cruziana, Ctenopholeus, Curvichnus, Curvolithus, Cycloichnus, Cylindrichnus, Cylindricum, Dactyloidites, Dactylophycus, Daedalus, Daimonelix, Dendrina, Dendrotichnium, Desmograpton, Dictyodora, Dictyoporus, Didymaulichnus, Dimorphichnus, Diplichnites, Diplocraterion, Diplopodichnus, Diplopodomorpha, Dolopichnus, Echinospira, Equihenia, Eugyrichnites, Fascifodina, Fascisichnium, Felixium, Filuroda, Fraena, Fucusopsis, Fuersichnus, Furculosus, Fustiglyphus, Gastrochaenolites, Glockeria, Gluckstadtella, Goniadichnites, Gordia, Granularia, Graysonia, Gyrichnites, Gyrochorte, Gyrolithes, Gyrophyllites, Haentzschelinia, Halimedides, Halopoa, Hamipes, Haplotichnus, Harpepus, Heimdallia, Helicodromites, Helicolithus, Helicorhaphe, Heliochone, Helminthoida, Helminthopsis, Hexapodichnus, Histioderma, Hormosiroidea, Hydrancylus, Ichnocumulus, Ichnyspica, Ichnyspicam, Ichthyoidichnites, Imbrichnus, Imponoglyphus, Incisifex, Iramena, Irredictyon, Isopodichnus, Ixalichnus, Keckia, Kingella, Kouphichnium, Kulindrichnus, Laevicyclus, Laminites, Lanicoidichna, Lapispecus, Lapispira, Lennea, Lenticraterion, Lingulichnus, Lithographus, Lobichnus, Lockeia, Lophoctenium, Lorenzinia, Macanopsis, Maeandropolydora, Mammillichnis, Margaritichnus, Megagrapton, Merostomichnites, Mesichnium, Mesonereis, Micatuba, Minichnium, Mixoteichichnus, Monocraterion, Monomorphichnus, Mycelites, Myriapodites, Myzostomites, Neoguadalupia oregonensis, Neonereites, Neoskolithos, Nereites, Nygmites, Octopodichnus, Oldhamia, Oniscoidichnus, Ophiomorpha, Ormathichnus, Osprioneides, Ostreoblabe, Palaeachlya, Palaeohelminthoida, Palaeopede, Palaeoperone, Palaeosabella, Paleobuprestis, Paleodictyon, Paleohelcura, Paleoipidus, Paleomeandron, Paleoscolytus, Parahaentzscheliana, Paratisoa, Pennatulites, Pentichnus, Permichnium, Petalichnus, Phagophytichnus, Phoebichnus, Pholeus, Phycodes, Phycosiphon, Phyllodocites, Pilichnia, Plagiogmus, Plangtichnus, Planolites, Podichnus, Polychoredrites, Polyisthmus, Polykampton, Protichnites, Protopaleodictyon, Protovirgularia, Psammichnites, Pseudobilobites, Pseudopolydorites, Pterichnus, Pteridichnites, Quebecichnus, Radiichnus, Radionereites, Radomorpha, Ramosulichnus, Repentella, Rhabdoglyphus, Rhizocorallium, Rodocanalis, Rogerella, Rosselia, Rusophycus, Sabellarifex, Sabellarites, Saerichnites, Sagittarius, Sagittichnus, Saportia, Scalarituba, Scolicia, Scoyenia, Seminolithes, Siphonites, Skolithos, Solemyatuba, Specus, Spirodesmos, Spirographites, Spirophycus, Spirophyton, Spirorhaphe, Spongeliomorpha, Steigerwaldichnium, Steinichnus, Stellascolites, Stelloglyphus, Stichus, Stipsellus, Striatichnium, Strobilorhaphe, Subglockeria, Sublorenzinia, Sustergichnus, Syringomorpha, Taenidium, Talpina, Tambia, Taphrhelminthopsis, Tarrichnium, Tasmanadia, Tasselia, Teichichnus, Teratichnus, Teredolites, Tetraichnites, Thalamophaga, Thalassinoides, Tigillites, Tisoa, Topsentopsis, Torrowangea, Trachomatichnus, Treptichnus, Triavestigia, Trichichnus, Trichophycus, Trisulcus, Trypanites, Tuapseichnium, Tylichnus, Uchirites, Umfolozia, Unarites, Urohelminthoida, Vermiforichnus, Vermites, Volkichnium, Walpia, Yakutatia, Zoophycos

Subtaxa: Palaeophycus alternatus Palaeophycus beverleyensis Palaeophycus heberti Palaeophycus sulcatus Palaeophycus tubularis

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Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (3: California collections)

• Eocene of Spain (1)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (4), Argentina (3), China (1), South Korea (1)

• Jurassic of China (1), Switzerland (8), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Poland (1), Tunisia (1), United States (3: New Mexico, Utah)

• Permian of the Russian Federation (2)

• Westphalian of United States (1: Alabama)

• Carboniferous of Australia (1)

• Devonian of United States (1: Ohio)

• Silurian of India (1), United States (2: New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (3: Newfoundland), Morocco (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Arenig of Canada (2: Newfoundland)

• Cambrian of Argentina (2), China (1), Denmark (10), India (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (5), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (2), United States (2: California, Tennessee)

• Wonokan of Canada (1: Northwest Territories)

• Ediacaran of Mexico (1)

Total: 72 collections including 78 occurrences

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