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ORGANIC HIEROGLYPH [2 records]

Record 1 2012-05-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Paleontology
CONT

Trace fossils are those details preserved in rocks that are indirect evidence of life. ... Trace fossils include burrows, track marks, coprolites (fossilized feces), stromatolites (fossilized algal mounds), and rhizoliths or rhizocretions (fossil remains of roots).

OBS

The study of trace remains is called ichnoloty ... Another name form trace fossils is ichnofossils, taken from the Greek word ichnos, meaning "trace".

OBS

trace fossil: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Paléontologie
DEF

Trace des activités locomotrices (pistes) ou alimentaires (déjections) laissée dans un sédiment par un animal fossile.

CONT

Parmi les traces d'activité biologique, les coprolithes ou excréments fossiles, sont particulièrement intéressants. [...] Les pistes et les traces de pas sont peut-être les plus émouvants des fossiles, signes fragiles d'une activité vitale fugace [...]

OBS

ichnofossile : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

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Record 2 2011-08-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Geology
DEF

A hieroglyph produced by a living organism.

OBS

As opposed to "abioglyph."

French

Domaine(s)
  • Géologie
DEF

Hiéroglyphe dont l'origine est biologique.

Spanish

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