Some fossils are not actual remains of an organism, such as bones, teeth, leaves, and seeds. A trace fossil is a fossilized track, trail, burrow, boring, or other structure that records the presence or behavior of the organism that made it rather than a piece of the organism itself.
Late Triassic Trace Fossils found in Petrified Forest National Park
Archeoentomichnus metapolypholeos Hasiotis and Dubiel 1995
Kouphichinium arizonae Caster 1944
Paleobuprestis maxima Walker 1938
Paleobuprestis minima Walker, 1938
Paleoscolytus diverges Walker, 1938
Paleoipidus perforatus Walker, 1938
Paleoipidus marginatus Walker, 1938
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There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...