Academic Field

Environmental and Earth Sciences, Study, Engineering

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Jeffrey Over

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

A recent slump near the Genesee River in Livingston County, New York, exposed varved strata containing numerous trace fossils in the silt layers representative of the Mermia Ichnofacies. Four different traces were collected and identified including Beaconichnus giganteum, Treptichnus, Cruziana, and Gordia. These are the first reported trace fossils in Pleistocene lake beds in New York and are similar to Pleistocene and Holocene trace fossils in glacial lake sediments reported from northern Europe and Ontario, Canada.

Keywords

Mermia Ichnofacies

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 2:45 PM

Location

SERC House of Fields

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Apr 10th, 2:00 PM Apr 10th, 2:45 PM

Pleistocene-Holocene Trace Fossils in Lacustrine Glacial Lake Strata, Geneseo River Valley, New York

SERC House of Fields

A recent slump near the Genesee River in Livingston County, New York, exposed varved strata containing numerous trace fossils in the silt layers representative of the Mermia Ichnofacies. Four different traces were collected and identified including Beaconichnus giganteum, Treptichnus, Cruziana, and Gordia. These are the first reported trace fossils in Pleistocene lake beds in New York and are similar to Pleistocene and Holocene trace fossils in glacial lake sediments reported from northern Europe and Ontario, Canada.