Avian ichnia and other vertebrate trace fossils from the Neogene Red Beds of Tarom valley in north-western Iran
2016 (English)In: Historical Biology, ISSN 0891-2963, E-ISSN 1029-2381, Vol. 28, no 8, 1075-1089 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Neogene Red Beds of the Tarom valley (north-western Iran) include conglomerate, sandstone, marl and gypsum. Avian and mammal footprints were discovered in one of the sandstone layers at the base of a third Miocene stratigraphical unit in the Gilankesheh area located in the east Tarom valley. The avian ichnia include Aviadactyla vialovi, Avipeda filiportatis, Charadriipeda disjuncta, Charadriipeda isp. A and B and cf. Ornithotarnocia lambrechti. Bird feeding traces are preserved as bilobate, loop-shaped, sinusoidal and ring-like traces. We have also identified a reticulate texture of sole scale imprints in some of the avian ichnia. Two mammal footprints of camelid-like artiodactyls are also present with the avian ichno-assemblage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 28, no 8, 1075-1089 p.
Aves, Aviadactyla, Avipeda, Charadriipeda, Ornithotarnocia, Artiodactyla, footprints, feeding traces, Miocene, Red Beds, Iran
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311246DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2015.1104306ISI: 000388278600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-311246DiVA: diva2:1059217
FunderSwedish Research Council