A pyritized lepidocoleid machaeridian (Annelida) from the Lower Devonian Hunsruck Slate, Germany
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, ISSN 0962-8452, E-ISSN 1471-2954, Vol. 276, no 1664, 1981-1986 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A machaeridian, Lepidocoleus hohensteini sp. nov., is described from the Hunsruck Slate (Lower Emsian) of Germany. The available material includes a unique example preserving evidence of the soft tissues, only the second machaeridian specimen to do so and the first lepidocoleid. This specimen shows that the plates are attached to alternate segments in the trunk. The morphology is consistent with an annelid affinity of the Lepidocoleidae and confirms the unity of the Machaeridia. This discovery adds an important group to the known diversity of this famous late Palaeozoic marine Konservat-Lagerstatte.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 276, no 1664, 1981-1986 p.
Annelida, Emsian, Konservat-Lagerstatte, pyritization, soft-tissue preservation
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129114DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1875ISI: 000265450700007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129114DiVA: diva2:337659