Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 17/2011

Trace fossils in the Pleistocene arenites outcropping nearby the village of Bombile (southern Ionian Calabria)

Caruso C. (*), Sonnino M. (*) & Uchman A. (**)
(*) Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi della Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy. E-mail:; (**) Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, 30-063 Kraków, Poland. E-mail:

Volume: 17/2011
Pages: 59-61


In this paper, preliminary ichnological observations have been performed in the Pleistocene (Calabrian) arenites, outcropping nearby the village of Bombile (Calabria, Southern Italy). These deposits show an intense and pervasive bioturbation, the study of which allowed the identification of at least fi ve ichnogenera: Bichordites, Macaronichnus, Thalassinoides, Ophiomorpha and Conichnus.


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