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Gyrochorte

Taxonomy
Gyrochorte was named by Heer (1865).

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Gyrochorte Heer
1975Gyrochorte Hantzschel

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RankNameAuthor
Ichnofossils
RankNameAuthor
genusGyrochorteHeer 1865

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 1975Trace up to 5 (rarely 10) mm wide; in epirelief preserved as plaited ridges with biserially arranged, obliquely aligned pads of sediment; in hyporelief preserved as smooth biserial grooves separated by median ridge; course strongly winding and direction changing sharply; trace may intersect itself or other traces; ridges and their grooves may be separated by vertical distance of 1 cm; usually preserved in clastic sediments.