infaunal epiphany

benthic (paleo)ecology, ichnology, paleobiology

Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Ear-piercing in a Miocene whale: the effect of marine borers in vertebrate skeletons

(this is a slightly modified translation of a post by the same author in the blog ‘Paleobiologia del Neogen Mediterrani’) Last year, we published a paper in Geobios where we … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

European fiddler crabs

They make no music. They have no fiddle. Nevertheless, the feeding movements of the minor claw of male Uca crabs while holding their major cheliped up is somehow resemblant, or … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Burrowing pioneers: earliest evidence of true infaunality in Precambrian benthic systems

One of the major revolutions in the history of life on Earth took place some time around 540 million years ago and affected benthic ecosystems. This date marks the beginning … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 3 Comments