The first record of Early Devonian ammonoids from Belgium and their stratigraphic significance

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Publication Details

Author(s): de Baets K, Goolaerts S, Jansen U, Klug C, Rietbergen T
Journal: Geologica Belgica
Publisher: Université de Liège
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 16
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 148-156
ISSN: 1374-8505


Abstract


The first ammonoids from the Lower Emsian (Devonian) of Belgium are described. They belong to the Anetoceratinae, which show the most plesiomorphic characters of all ammonoids. This is the second report of Early Emsian ammonoids within the Rhenish facies of the Rhenish Slate Mountains (Belgium, Germany), in this case from the Belgian part of the Eifel (Burg Reuland). It highlights the possible importance of ammonoids for the correlation of the Emsian in its traditional German sense and the Emsian in the global sense as delimited by the GSSPs. Newly collected, age-significant brachiopods of the genera Arduspirifer and Euryspirifer and other previously reported fossils indicate a middle or late Early Emsian (Singhofen or Vallendar) age (in German sense) for this locality. We extend the range of Ivoites schindewolfi outside of the Hunsruck Basin and further corroborate an age younger than Ulmen for parts of the Hunsruck Slate.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

de Baets, Kenneth Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum
Universität Zürich (UZH)


How to cite

APA:
de Baets, K., Goolaerts, S., Jansen, U., Klug, C., & Rietbergen, T. (2013). The first record of Early Devonian ammonoids from Belgium and their stratigraphic significance. Geologica Belgica, 16(3), 148-156.

MLA:
de Baets, Kenneth, et al. "The first record of Early Devonian ammonoids from Belgium and their stratigraphic significance." Geologica Belgica 16.3 (2013): 148-156.

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