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Article: Middle Devonian jawed polychaete fauna from the type Eifel area, western Germany, and its biogeographical and evolutionary affinities

Papers in Palaeontology - Volume 2 Part 2 - Cover
Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 2
Part: 2
Publication Date: May 2016
Page(s): 295 310
Author(s): Petra Tonarová, Olle Hints, Peter Königshof, Thomas J. Suttner, Erika Kido, Anne‐Christine Da Silva, and Damien Pas
DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1041
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TONAROVÁ, P., HINTS, O., KÖNIGSHOF, P., SUTTNER, T.J., KIDO, E., DA SILVA, A., PAS, D. 2016. Middle Devonian jawed polychaete fauna from the type Eifel area, western Germany, and its biogeographical and evolutionary affinities. Papers in Palaeontology, 2, 2, 295-310. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1041

Author Information

  • Petra Tonarová - Czech Geological Survey Prague 5 Czech Republic (Email: petra.tonarova@geology.cz)
  • Petra Tonarová - Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology Tallinn Estonia
  • Olle Hints - Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology Tallinn Estonia (Email: olle.hints@ttu.ee)
  • Peter Königshof - Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt Germany (Email: peter.koenigshof@senckenberg.de)
  • Thomas J. Suttner - University of Graz NAWI‐Graz Institute of Earth Sciences Graz Austria (Email: suttner.thomas@gmail.com)
  • Erika Kido - University of Graz NAWI‐Graz Institute of Earth Sciences Graz Austria (Email: erika.kido@uni-graz.at)
  • Anne‐Christine Da Silva - University of Liège Sedimentary Petrology Liège Belgium (Email: ac.dasilva@ulg.ac.be)
  • Anne‐Christine Da Silva - Utrecht University Paleomagnetic Laboratory Fort Hoofddijk Utrecht The Netherlands
  • Damien Pas - University of Liège Sedimentary Petrology Liège Belgium (Email: dpas@ulg.ac.be)

Publication History

  • Manuscript Accepted: 22 December 2015
  • Manuscript Received: 02 November 2015

Funded By

Czech Science Foundation. Grant Number: P210/12/2018
Austrian Science Fund. Grant Number: FWF P23775‐B17
Estonian Research Council. Grant Number: PUT611
European Union. Grant Number: MJD407

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Abstract

A rich assemblage of Middle Devonian (late Eifelian) polychaete jaws (scolecodonts) from the Blankenheimerdorf section in the type Eifel area, western Germany, is described. The top part of the section also reflects the onset of the global Kačák Event. The sediments of the section were deposited in a shallow to deep subtidal environment on the southern Avalonian margin. The habitat was obviously favourable for jaw‐bearing polychaetes, which are represented by 18 species belonging to 9 genera. The assemblage is dominated by polychaetaspids, followed by mochtyellids, paulinitids and kielanoprionids. Notably, this study documents one of the oldest records of kielanoprionids, a polychaete family common since the Middle Devonian and closely related to the extant Hartmaniellidae. This may indicate that a prominent change in jawed polychaete evolution occurred during the Early–Middle Devonian transition. Moreover, we present new information on polychaete palaeobiogeography, which when compared with previously described Devonian scolecodonts shows that very similar polychaete faunas with many species in common were widespread in today's Europe and North America.

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