Trace fossil Burrow

Scraping a living

Linear marks on this burrow may have been made by a shrimp as it dug into mud to make a shelter or to feed on organic material. The preservation of these fine details points to the mud having become quite hard when the animal burrowed.

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Common name

Trace fossil Burrow

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

151 million years

Where found

Ringstead Bay

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00755+6+7