Friday Field Foto #97: Trace fossils in Californian anthropogenite
A few weeks ago I went up to the Sierra Nevada mountains to get some fresh air and go for a bike ride with some friends. We started our ride at a trailhead parking lot near the town of South Lake Tahoe and as I walked to the restroom I noticed some nice trace fossils preserved in this sedimentary rock from the anthropocene.
I thought it might be raccoon, but they seem to elongate. Anyone have other ideas? To give you a sense of scale, the biggest tracks are about 6-8 cm long.
In case you’re wondering, yes, the other imprints in the “rock” are pine needles.