Karschheck Quarry, Bundenbach area (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.9° N, 7.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.9° S, 43.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hunsrueck Slate Formation, Early/Lower Emsian (409.1 - 402.5 Ma)

• Lower Emsian, Ulmen substage

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone

• harder, monotonous sandstone ("Krappstein") in contrast to the soft mudstones and siltstones ("Plattenstein") from the conservation lagerstätte of Bundenbach

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. H. Südkamp. 2007. An atypical fauna in the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate of Germany. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 81(2):181-204 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74300: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 02.08.2007, edited by Kenneth De Baets

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Taxonomic list

 Life -
unclassified
  -
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Paracryphaeus sp. Gandl 1972 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Malacostraca
 Archaeostraca -
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida -
 Spiriferida - Martiniidae
? Martinia sp. M'Coy 1844
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Atrypida -
Atrypida indet. Rzhonsnitskaya 1960
 Orthida -
Orthida indet. Schuchert and Cooper 1932
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Spirorbis sp. Daudin 1800
Bivalvia
 Cyrtodontida - Antipleuridae
 Autobranchia -
Pterioida indet. Newell 1965 clam
 Carditida -
Crassatelloidea indet. Férussac 1822 clam
 Protobranchia - Ctenodontidae
Gastropoda
 Archaeogastropoda -
Archaeogastropoda indet. Thiele 1925 snail
Tentaculita
 Nowakiida - Nowakiidae
Cephalopoda
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestella sp. Lonsdale 1839
Chondrichthyes
 Acanthodei - Acanthoessidae
Crinoidea
 Cyathocrinida - Cyathocrinitidae
 Monobathrida -
 Diplobathrida -
Scyphozoa
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
 Rugosa -
Volgerophyllum karschheckensis n. gen. n. sp. horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
""Zaphrentis" sp." = Zaphrenthis
""Zaphrentis" sp." = Zaphrenthis Rafinesque and Clifford 1820 horn coral
Tentaculitoidea
  -
Tentaculitoidea indet. Ljashenko 1957
 Ichnofossils -