Trace fossil Burrow

This specimen shows burrow networks running in all directions – possibly the feeding traces of worms living in stagnating mud. They branch in a similar way to tree roots, but unlike roots are all a similar size.

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Common name

Trace fossil Burrow

Scientific name

Chondrites

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Oxford Clay, Lamberti Zone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Tidmoor Point, Chickerell

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11654