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Re: Footprints -Reply



In a message dated 95-12-12 09:50:28 EST, WHITMOREJ@cedarnet.cedarville.edu
(John H. Whitmore) writes:

>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.

And I'm pretty sure that, if the maker is known, its body-fossil name gets
priority over its trace-fossil name even if coined later.