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Footprints -Reply

>>> Steve Jackson  wrote on 12/12/95 12:55am >>>
What are the rules regarding scientific nomenclature for fossil tracks? I
ran into a mention recently (I think, in fact, that it was part of the
JPark display) that fossilized footprints were required to have their own
separate description and name, even if the identification of the creature
that made them was not in question. This clashes with what I thought I
. . . can someone enlighten me?

It is true.  Trace fossils, tracks, burrows, etc.,  all are given scientific
names different from their maker.  Often the maker is not known with
certain identity.