[Answer] An animal dies in mud decomposes and leaves an imprint which is later filled by sediment to form a solid copy of the original organism.How is this fossil different from fossils of preserved remains?

Answer: Only hard tissue is preserved.
An animal dies in mud decomposes and leaves an imprint which is later filled by sediment to form a solid copy of the original organism.How is this fossil different from fossils of preserved remains?

From the “Dictionary of Geologic Terms” 3rd edition 1984 by Bates and Johnson: FOSSIL : Any remains trace or imprint of a plant or animal that has been preserved in the earth’s crust since some past geologic or prehistoric time. Nothing bu…

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