The oldest illustration of Chinese crinoid calyx: Annotated translation of "Cupressocrinus abbreviatus" reported by Fritz Frech in 1911

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Lin JP, Fürsich F
Journal: Palaeoworld
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 24
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 383-388
ISSN: 1871-174X
Language: English


Abstract


 










The early history on the discovery of the first Chinese crinoid calyx of “Cupressocrinus abbreviatus” (now Halocrinites schlotheimii Steininger, 1831) remains unclear. The first record of “C. abbreviatus” was reported by Fritz Frech in 1911. It was included in the fifth and the last volume of the series titled China by the German traveler and explorer Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen. The cover page, title page, and prologue are informative; thus, they are explained and translated in detail. Richthofen's specimen is still the oldest documented cupressocrinitid calyx known in China today. Discovery of a second cupressocrinitid specimen confirms the existence of this family in China. Current taxonomic positions of the Chinese specimens are discussed.

 






 



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fürsich, Franz Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


External institutions with authors

National Taiwan University (NTU)


How to cite

APA:
Lin, J.-P., & Fürsich, F. (2015). The oldest illustration of Chinese crinoid calyx: Annotated translation of "Cupressocrinus abbreviatus" reported by Fritz Frech in 1911. Palaeoworld, 24(4), 383-388. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palwor.2014.10.001

MLA:
Lin, Jih-Pai, and Franz Fürsich. "The oldest illustration of Chinese crinoid calyx: Annotated translation of "Cupressocrinus abbreviatus" reported by Fritz Frech in 1911." Palaeoworld 24.4 (2015): 383-388.

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