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Title: Discovery of a silicate rock-boring organism and macrobioerosion in fresh water
Authors: Bolotov, Ivan N.
Aksenova, Olga V.
Bakken, Torkild
Glasby, Christopher J.
Gofarov, Mikhail Yu.
Kondakov, Alexander V.
Konopleva, Ekaterina S.
Lopes-Lima, Manuel
Lyubas, Artyom A.
Wang, Yu
Bychkov, Andrey Yu.
Sokolova, Agniya M.
Tanmuangpak, Kitti
Tumpeesuwan, Sakboworn
Vikhrev, Ilya V.
Shyu, J. Bruce H.
Win, Than
Pokrovsky, Oleg S.
Keywords: Macrobioerosion
Gastrochaenolites Anauchen
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Bolotov, I. N., Aksenova, O. V., Bakken, T., Glasby, C. J., Gofarov, M. Y., Kondakov, A. V., . . . Pokrovsky, O. S. (2018). Discovery of a silicate rock-boring organism and macrobioerosion in fresh water. Nature Communications, 9, 2882-. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05133-4
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: Macrobioerosion is a common process in marine ecosystems. Many types of rock-boring organisms break down hard substrates, particularly carbonate rocks and calcareous structures such as dead corals and shells. In paleontology, the presence of rocks with boreholes and fossil macroboring assemblage members is one of the primary diagnostic features of shallow marine paleo-environments. Here we describe a silicate rock-boring organism and an associated community in submerged siltstone rock outcrops in Kaladan River, Myanmar. The rock-boring mussel Lignopholas fluminalis is a close relative of the marine piddocks, and its borings belong to the ichnospecies Gastrochaenolites anauchen. The neotectonic uplift of the area leading to gradual decrease of the sea level with subsequent shift from estuarine to freshwater environment was the most likely driver for the origin of this community. Our findings highlight that rocks with macroborings are not an exclusive indicator of marine paleo-ecosystems, but may also reflect freshwater habitats.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05133-4
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