MACNBR   00242
MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Elipsoideichnus meyeri Roselli 1987 revisited: A helicoidal fossil bee nest from the Paleogene of Uruguay
Autor/es:
MARIANO VERDE; JORGE F. GENISE
Revista:
Spanish Journal of Palaeontology
Editorial:
Sociedad EspaƱola de Paleontologia
Referencias:
Lugar: Madrid; Año: 2014 vol. 29 p. 25 - 25
ISSN:
2255-0550
Resumen:
The rare helicoidal trace fossil Elipsoideichnus meyeri Roselli 1987 was known only from its holotype. New materials were collected and revised, confirming the validity and interpretation of this ichnotaxon. Its previously inferred internal structure, composed of two pair of internal, opposite cells per whorl, was checked and completed with these new materials. Sections of specimens show that cells have a thick lining. The fi nding of a spiral cap in cells fi nally confirms that unknown bees are the trace makers of E. meyeri, possibly related with Oxaeinae or Halictinae.