Trace Fossils

This page is where we will compile a glossary of ichnotaxa, presented with color images and descriptions. They will be listed here by ichnotaxa name and labeled with the associated tracemaker name for convenience. Check back, as we will continue to update the glossary with new ichnotaxa and new images. If you are interested in videos of trace fossils, trace making behavior, or the research performed in our lab, check the videos section of our website.

Invertebrate Traces

Acanthorhaphe
Aglaspidichnus
Alacranichnus
Allocotichnus
Ancorichnus

Archeoentomoichnos
Arenicolites
Arthrophycus
Asteriacites
Asterichnus
Asterophycus
Asterosoma

Asthenopodichnium
Augerinoichnus

Aulichnites
Avetoichnus
Baroccoichnites

Beaconites
Belocosmorhaphe
Belorhaphe

Bergaueria
Bichordites
Bornichnus
Brookvalichnus
Bunyerichnus
Calycraterion

Camborygma
Capodistria
Cardioichnus

Celliforma
Chondrites
Chondrorhaphe

Chubutolithes
Circulichnus
Cladichnus
Climactichnites

Cochlichnus
Coenobichnus

Conichnus
Coprinisphaera
Cosmorhaphe
Crossopodia

Cruziana
Cylindricum
Daedalus
Dendroidichnites
Dendrorhaphe
Dendrotichnium
Desmograpton
Dictyodora
Didymaulichnus

Diplichnites
Diplocraterion
Diplopodichnus

Eatonichnus
Edaphichnium
Ellipsoideichnus
Entobia
Entradichnus
Estrellichnus
Fascichnium

Feoichnus
Fleaglellius
Florichnus
Fucusopsis

Fuersichnus
Fustiglyphus

Gastrochaenolites
Glockeria
Gluckstadtella

Gordia
Gyrolithes
Gyrophyllites
Halimedides
Halopoa

Haplotichnus
Harlaniella
Helicolithus

Helminthoida
Helminthopsis
Helminthorhaphe
Hormosiroidea
Imponoglyphus
Keircalia

Kouphichnium
Krausichnus
Lanicoidichna
Lapispira
Lennea
Lingulichnus

Lockeia
Lophoctenium
Lorenzinia

Macanopsis
Macaronichnus
Maiakarichnus

Mammillichnis
Margaritichnus

Masrichnus
Megagrapton

Mermia
Merostomichnites
Micatuba
Mirandaichnium

Monesichnus
Monocraterion
Monomorphichnus
Muensteria

Multina
Musculopodus

Naktodemasis
Naviculichnium
Nenoxites

Neonereites
Nereites
Nodituba

Octopodichnus
Oldhamia

Olivellites
Oniscoidichnus

Ophiomorpha
Orchesteropus
Oscillorhaphe

Osspecus
Palaeophycus
Paleobuprestis
Paleodictyon
Paleohelcura
Paleomeandron

Paleoscolytus
Pallichnus
Palmichnium
Parahaentzscheliana
Parataenidium
Paratisoa

Parmaichnus

Parawanichnus
Pelecypodichnus
Permichnium
Petalichnus
Phoebichnus
Pholeus

Phycodes
Phycosiphon
Phyllodocites
Pilichnia
Plagiogmus

Planolites
Polarichnus
Polykladichnus

Protichnites
Protopaleodictyon
Protovirgularia
Psammichnites

Psilonichnus
Pterichnus
Ptychoplasma
Pustulichnus

Quebecichnus
Rhizocorallium
Rogerella
Rosselia
Rotundusichnium
Rouaulita

Rusophycus
Saerichnites
Sagittichnus
Saportia

Scalarituba
Scaphichnium
Schaubcylindrichnus
Scolicia
Scoyenia
Sinusichnus

Skolithos
Spider silk
Spirocosmorhaphe
Spirodesmos
Spirophycus
Spirorhaphe
Spongeliomorpha
Squamodictyon
Steigerwaldichnium

Steinichnus
Strobilorhaphe
Stromatolite

Syntermesichnus
Taenidium
Taphrhelminthopsis

Tasmanadia
Teichichnus
Teisseirei
Teratichnus
Terebellina

Teredolites
Termitichnus
Thalassinoides
Tisoa
Tomaculum
Tonganoxichnus
Trachomatichnus

Treptichnus
Trichophycus

Trypanites
Trypetesa
Ubinia
Uchirites
Umfolozia
Urohelminthoida

Uruguay
Vagorichnus
Vitichnus

Vondrichnus
Wasp Cocoons
Yakutatia
Zonarites

Zoophycos

Roots, Steinkerns, and Trunks

Rhizocretions
Rhizohaloes
Rhizoliths
Rhizotubles
Steinkerns

Microbial Traces

Vertebrate Traces

Alabamasauripus
Albertasuchipes
Ambystomichnus
Anthichnium
Attenosaurus
Batrachichnus
Batrachopus
Borealosuchipus
Brachychirotherium
Brontopus
Broomichnium
Capitosauroides
Characichnos
Chelichnus
Chelonipus
Chirotherium
Cincosaurus
Coprolites
Crocodylopodus
Cynodont Burrows

Daemonelix
Dimetropus
Dromopus
Erpetopus
Fichterichnus
Ganasauripus
Haenamichnus
Hermundurichnus
Hyloidichnus
Hylopus
Ichniotherium
Ingenierichnus
Isochirotherium
Katarrhedrites
Kladosystemites
Kuangyuanpus
Laiyangpus
Matthewichnus
Megabaropus
Nanopus
Notopus
Orchesteropus
Ornithoidipus
Pachypes
Palaeosauropus
Parabaropus
Phalangichnus
Piscichnus
Polychoredrites
Procolophonichnium
Prorotodactylus
Protochirotherium
Protritonichnites
Pteraichnus
Purbeckopus
Rhynchosauroides
Rigalites
Salichnium
Sauropleura
Schenmuichnus
Serpentichnus
Stenichnus
Stipanicichnus
Synaptichnium
Telichnus
Temnocorpichnus
Therapsipus
Torridorefugium
Tridentichnus
Undichna

Birds

Alaripeda
Anatipeda
Aquatilavipes
Archaeornithipus
Ardeipeda
Aviadactyla
Avipeda
Barrosopus
Charadriipeda
Culcitapeda
Dongyanornipes

Fuscinapeda
Goseongornipes
Gruipedia
Gyeongsangornipes
Hwangsanipes
Ignotornis
Iranipeda

Jindongornipes
Koreanaornis
Leptoptilostipus
Ludicharadripodiscus
Magnoavipes
Moguiornipes
Ornithoformipes
Ornithotarnocia
Patagonichornis
Pavoformipes
Phoenicopterichnum
Pulchravipes
Pullornipes
Reyesichnus
Rivavipes
Roepichnus
Sarjeantopodus
Shandongornipes
Tatarornipes
Tetraornithopedia
Uhangrichnus
Uvaichnites
Yacoriteichnus

Dinosaurs
Abelichnus
Amblydactylus
Anchisauripus
Anomoepus
Apatichnus
Apulosauripus
Asianopodus
Atreipus
Bifidichnium
Boutakioutichnium
Bressanichnus
Brontopodus
Bueckeburgichnus
Carmelopodus
Caririchnium
Chapus
Chuxiongpus
Columbosauripes
Corpulentapus
Corvipes
Deferrariischnium
Delatorrichnus
Deltapodus
Dilophosauripus
Dinehichnus
Dromaeopodus
Dromaeosauripus
Eubrontes
Exallopus
Fulicopus
Fuscinapedis
Grallator
Gypsichnites
Hadrosaurichnus
Hadrosauropodus
Hypsiloichnus
Iguanodontipus
Irenesauripus
Irenichnites
Jialingpus
Kalohipus
Kayentapus
Ligabueichnium
Limayichnus
Lufengopus
Megalosauropus
Moraesichnium
Minisauripus
Navahopus
Ornithomimipus
Ornithopodichnus
Otozoum
Pachysaurichnium
Paragrallator
Paratrisauropus
Paravipus
Pentasauropus
Picunichnus
Polyonyx
Pseudotetrasauropus
Sarmientichnus
Saurexallopus
Sauropodichnus
Sausaichnium
Schizograllator
Shenmuichnus
Siamopodus
Sirollichnus
Skartopus
Sousaichnium
Staurichnium
Stegopodus
Tetrasauropus
Titanosaurimanus
Toyamasauripus
Tyrannosauripus
Velociraptorichnus
Weiyuanpus
Wildeichnus
Wintonopus
Wupus

Mammals

Acunaichnus
Ameghinichnus
Anclyotheriopus
Anoplotheriipus
Apoxypus
Axiciapes
Bifidipes
Bijugopeda
Bothriodontipus
Brasilichnium
Camelopichnum
Canipeda
Carnivoripeda
Carnotipus
Cervipeda
Cervipus
Chelipus
Corymbipes
Creodontipus
Dicerotinichnus
Dicynodontipus

Diplartiopus
Dischidodactylus
Duquettichnus
Elaphuruformipes
Entelodontipus
Eumacrauchenichnus
Falcatipes
Felipeda
Gallegosichnus

Gambapes
Hippipeda
Hirpexipes
Hominipes
Hyaenodontipus
Ichnogyrus
Iribarnichnum
Lamaichnum
Leporidichnites
Lophiopus
Macrauchenichnus
Mammuthichnum
Mastodontipeda
Megapecoripeda
Megatherichnum
Mustelidichnum
Mustelipeda
Mylodontidichnum
Neomegatherichnium
Odocoelinichnium
Oplidactylapes
Palaeotheriipus
Palimmecopus
Pantheraichnus
Paracamelichnum
Pecoripeda
Phacelopus
Plagiolophustipes
Platykopus
Praehominipes
Proboscipeda
Ptyariopus
Pycnodactylopus
Quiritipes
Rhinoceripeda
Ronzotherichnus
Sarcotherichnus
Sarjeantipes
Schadipes
Schyromorphipus
Stegomastodonichnum
Stipanicichnus

Tacheria
Tayassuichnum
Tetrastoibopus
Therapsipus

Thrinaxopus
Thulitheripus
Tricorynopus
Ucetipodiscus
Ursalveolous
Ursichnus
Zanclonychopus