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Pleistocene trace fossils in the Ironshore Formation, Little Cayman, British West Indies

Robert Metz
Published Online: 2011-03-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13533-011-0009-3

Abstract

Oosparite grainstones of the Pleistocene Ironshore Formation, Little Cayman, British West Indies, contain the trace fossils Conichnus conicus, Ophiomorpha nodosa, and Planolites beverleyensis. The dominance of vertically-oriented trace fossils, complexity of cross-stratifications, coarseness of the sediment channel fill, and presence of several rudstone layers suggest deposition close to the seaward portion of lagoonal channels where higher energy conditions prevailed.

Keywords: trace fossils; Ironshore Formation; Pleistocene; Little Cayman; carbonates

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Published Online: 2011-03-27

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Citation Information: Open Geosciences, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 71–76, ISSN (Online) 2391-5447, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13533-011-0009-3.

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