Burrows, trackways, trails and borings are all examples of traces made by organisms. Scientists study traces made by plants and animals to try to determine their behavior. An ichnologist is a scientist whose area of study and research is ichnology.
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- Later Cambrian trace fossils from intertidal settings include Protichnites and Climactichnites, and others.
- Mesozoic dinosaur footprints including Ichnotaxon such as Grallator and Atreipus (bipedal theropods) and Anomoepus.
- Triassic to Recent termite mounds, which can be several square kilometers of sediment
- Possible Avian footprints such as Saurexallopus.