Toarcian, Quedlinburg, Germany (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Thüringen, Germany (51.8° N, 11.2° E: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 19.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Toarcian (180.1 - 175.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified marl

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: M. Kutscher. 1996. Echinodermata aus dem Ober-Toarcium und Aalenium Deutschlands II: Ophiuroidea. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, serie B, Geologie und Paläontologie 242:1-33 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31988: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 30.05.2003, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Crinoidea
 Millericrinida - Millericrinidae
? Shroshaecrinus quedlinburgensis n. sp. Jäger 1995 Sea lily
 Cyrtocrinida - Tetracrinidae
Praetetracrinus inornatus Simms 1989 Sea lily
Praetetracrinus kutscheri n. sp. Jäger 1995 Sea lily
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
? Ophiocten seeweni Kutscher and Hary 1991 brittle star
very frequent
? Ophiura astonensis Hess 1964 brittle star
very frequent
 Ophiurida -
Ophiotrapezium spinulosum n. gen. n. sp. Kutscher 1996 brittle star
frequent
 Ophiurida - Aplocomidae
Sinosura brodiei Wright 1866 brittle star
very frequent
Sinosura schneideri Kutscher 1987 brittle star
very frequent
? Ophiopetra oertlii Hess 1965 brittle star
rare
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiomyxidae
? Ophiarachna liasica n. sp. Kutscher 1996 brittle star
very frequent
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiacanthidae
? Ophiacantha toarcensis Hess 1962 brittle star
very frequent
? Ophiacantha cf. dorecki Hess 1962 brittle star
rare
 Amphilepidida - Ophiopholidae
? Ophiopholis trispinosa Hess 1965 brittle star
very rare
 Amphilepidida - Ophiolepididae
"Ophiomusium geisingense" = Mesophiomusium geisingense, "Ophiomusium scabrum" = Mesophiomusium scabrum
"Ophiomusium geisingense" = Mesophiomusium geisingense Kutscher 1992 brittle star
very frequent
"Ophiomusium scabrum" = Mesophiomusium scabrum Hess 1962 brittle star
very frequent
 Amphilepidida - Hemieuryalidae
? Sigsbeia lunaris Hess 1962 brittle star
rare