Petaloporella (Cryptostomata, Bryozoa) from the Lower Devonian of central Bohemia


Authors: Ernst A

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 84, issue 4; pages: 769 - 772; Received 11 August 2009; Accepted in revised form 22 September 2009; Online 12 October 2009

Keywords: Lower Devonian, Bohemia, cryptostome Bryozoa, taxonomy,

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The bryozoan genus Petaloporella Prantl, 1935 was originally described from the Lower Devonian Braník Limestone (Zlíchovian = Lower Emsian) of Braník, the Czech Republic. It belongs to the family Hyphasmoporidae Vine, 1885. The type species Petaloporella bohemica Prantl, 1935 was also recorded from the Lower Devonian (Pragian) of Bohemia and Morocco. The present paper provides an emended diagnosis of the genus and a description of new Petaloporella bohemica material from the Koněprusy Limestone of Zlatý Kůň near Koněprusy, the Czech Republic.


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