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Teredolites

Taxonomy
Teredolites was named by Leymerie (1842) [boring]. It is extant. Its type is Teredolites clavatus.

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Teredolites Leymerie
1961Martesites Vitalis
1975Martesites Hantzschel
1975Teredolites Hantzschel

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RankNameAuthor
Ichnofossils
RankNameAuthor
genusTeredolitesLeymerie 1842

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 1975Clusters of clublike tubes, about 2 cm long.
W. Hantzschel 1975 (Martesites)Very closely crowded borings of pelecypods (probably Martesia sp.) in driftwood, lying approx 45o oblique to the annual rings; clayey fillings of borings with circular rills produced by animal’s boring activity, 5 to 7 cm in length, diameter of opening 1.0 to 1.5 cm.