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Conchifora

Taxonomy
Conchifora was named by Müller (1968) [Polychaete trace].

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Conchifora Müller
1975Conchifora Hantzschel

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RankNameAuthor
Ichnofossils
RankNameAuthor
genusConchiforaMüller 1968

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. Hantzschel 1975Variously shaped straight or slightly sinuous tunnels in shells of brachiopods, seldom in pelecypods or gastropods; not branched; walls smooth; commonly with 1 or rarely 2 openings; sometimes with enlarged ends or conical; ends rounded or somewhat acute; 1 to 30 mm long, diameter 0.1 to 1.4 mm, diameter of openings 0.2 to 0.5 mm.