Occurrence of the Lower Cambrian anemone-style trace fossils in the Zabuk Formation (Mardin-Derik, SE Turkey)

Hosgor I., YILMAZ İ. Ö.

COMPTES RENDUS PALEVOL, vol.17, no.8, pp.495-503, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.crpv.2018.02.004
  • Title of Journal : COMPTES RENDUS PALEVOL
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-503


The Zabuk Formation of the Derik Group exposed over much of south-eastern Turkey presents a succession composed of shallow marine and fluvial siliciclastic sedimentary rocks. The Lower Cambrian assemblages containing abundant anemone-style trace fossils are known from most major palaeocontinents such as Laurentia, Baltica, and Gondwana. These have possible affinities with semi-infaunal dwelling anemones on siliciclastic midlatitude shelves of West Gondwana in early Fortunian deposits. Among them is Bergaueria, characterized by plug-shaped burrows as exemplified by Bergaueria perata, that is, a characteristic trace fossil of the Cambrian globally. (C) 2018 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.