Crustacean microcoprolites from Jurassic (Oxfordian) hydrocarbon-seep deposits of Beauvoisin, southeastern France

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Senowbari-Daryan B, Gaillard C, Peckmann J
Journal: Facies
Publication year: 2007
Volume: 53
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 229-238
ISSN: 0172-9179
Language: English


Abstract


Decapod crustaceans are the most conspicuous predators and scavengers of modern chemosynthesis-based ecosystems at hydrothermal vents and hydrocarbon seeps; however, very little is known about decapod crustaceans at ancient seeps or vents. Some decapods, including galatheids, are known to produce highly specific, internally structured microcoprolites. Late Jurassic (Oxfordian) hydrocarbon-seep limestones from Beauvoisin (southeastern France) were found to contain such microcoprolites including Favreina fontana n. isp., F. cf. martellensis Brönnimann and Zaninetti, Palaxius salataensis Brönnimann, Cross and Zaninetti and Palaxius isp. These diverse ichnofossils indicate that crustaceans were also a part of ancient chemosynthesis-based ecosystems. This is the first report of crustacean coprolites from a deep-water environment. © Springer-Verlag 2007.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Senowbari-Daryan, Baba apl. Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


Additional Organisation
Lehrstuhl für Paläontologie


External institutions with authors

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Université Claude Bernard Lyon
Universität Hamburg


How to cite

APA:
Senowbari-Daryan, B., Gaillard, C., & Peckmann, J. (2007). Crustacean microcoprolites from Jurassic (Oxfordian) hydrocarbon-seep deposits of Beauvoisin, southeastern France. Facies, 53(2), 229-238. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10347-006-0096-7

MLA:
Senowbari-Daryan, Baba, Christian Gaillard, and Jörn Peckmann. "Crustacean microcoprolites from Jurassic (Oxfordian) hydrocarbon-seep deposits of Beauvoisin, southeastern France." Facies 53.2 (2007): 229-238.

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