Lingulate brachiopods from the Acanthopyge Limestone (Eifelian) of the Barrandian, Czech Republic


Authors: Mergl M

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 83, issue 3; pages: 281 - 298; Received 4 August 2008; Accepted in revised form 5 September 2008;

Keywords: Barrandian, Silurian, Devonian, lingulid, glosseline, brachiopod, taxonomy, Czech Prague Basin,

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The lingulate brachiopod fauna of the mid-Devonian Acanthopyge Limestone, Choteč Formation of the Prague Basin, Czech Republic comprises seven species, of which Kosagitella pulsatilla sp. nov., Microbolus minimus gen. et sp. nov., Chynithele amoena sp. nov., and Opatrilkiella kobyla sp. nov. are described as new. Shell microornaments of all taxa are examined. The pitting on the mature shell of Kosagitella, and diverse types of pitting on discinid shells have been observed, including the imprints of suggested siliceous tablets on the first-formed shells of Acrosaccus and Opatrilkiella.


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