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Article: Starfish traces from the Namurian of County Clare, Ireland

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 7
Part: 3
Publication Date: September 1964
Page(s): 508 513
Author(s): Gillian C. Lewarne
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LEWARNE, G. C. 1964. Starfish traces from the Namurian of County Clare, Ireland. Palaeontology7, 3, 508–513.

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Star-shaped trace fossils are described from the Namurian R1 zone of the Loop Head area, West Clare. Their origin and affinities are discussed. They are compared with Asteriacites lumbricalis Schl., a Lias fossil, and interpreted as Ophiuroid resting-traces. They are considered to contribute to the interpretation of the environment of deposition of the rock sequence in which they occur.
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