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, cilt.17, ss.495-503, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.crpv.2018.02.004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.