Alken #4, Nellen Koepfchen Beds, Germany (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Alken, Germany (50.3° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 26.4° S, 5.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Emsian (409.1 - 402.5 Ma)

• plants present in different horizons.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; argillaceous shale

• fine-grained, dark

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, original carbon

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: F. Schaarschmidt. 1974. Mosellophyton hefteri n.g. n.sp. (?Psilophyta), ein sukkulenter Halophyt aus dem Unterdevon von Alken an der Mosel. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 48(3/4):188-204 [P. Gensel/C. Bernard/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27129: authorized by Pat Gensel, entered by Caroline Bernard on 18.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Zosterophyllum
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Psilophytopsida
 Psilophytales - Psilophytaceae
Taeniocrada
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