Middle and uppermost Famennian (Upper Devonian) bryozoans from southern Belgium

 

Authors: Tolokonnikova Z, Ernst A, Poty E, Mottequin B

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 90, issue 1; pages: 33 - 49; Received 7 July 2014; Accepted in revised form 15 October 2014; Online 4 December 2014

Keywords: Upper Devonian, Famennian, Belgium, Bryozoa, taxonomy,

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Abstract

A stenolaemate bryozoan fauna from the Upper Devonian (middle and uppermost Famennian) of the Dinant Synclinorium, southern Belgium, contains seven species (three trepostomes and four cryptostomes). One genus and four species are new: Nikiforovastylus ourthensis gen. et sp. nov., Dyscritella perforata sp. nov., Pseudobatostomella parva sp. nov., and Nikiforovella dinantia sp. nov. Three species are described in open nomenclature: Trepostomata sp. indet., Nikiforovella sp., and Rhomboporidae sp. indet. Middle Famennian Trepostomata sp. indet. shows morphology not previously recorded in Palaeozoic bryozoans.

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