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Trichophycus was named by Miller and Dyer (1878).

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Trichophycus Miller and Dyer
1975Trichophycus Hantzschel

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genusTrichophycusMiller and Dyer 1878

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.

W. Hantzschel 1975Large cylindrical burrows showing slight constrictions, 15 to 25 cm long, diameter 1 to 3 cm; floor of burrow ornamented by fine striae radiating from midline; some forms with a few vertically directed secondary branches; backfill structure of burrows similar to Teichichnus or Pennatulites; type species T. lanosus consists of sinuous trails ending (?anteriorly) in buttonlike depression from which radiate fine straie; the ichnogenus better typified by more common ichnospecies T. venosus.
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Age range: Arenig or 478.60000 to 466.00000 Ma

Collections: one only

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Canada (Newfoundland) T. venosus (175923)