Record details

Title
    A first report of Sphenothallus Hall, 1847 in the Cambrian of Variscan Europe
Author
    Fatka, Oldřich
    Kraft, Petr
    Szabad, Michal
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Comptes Rendus - Palevol
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 11, č. 8
Pages
    9
Year
    2012
Thesaurus term
    Barrandian area
    Czech Republic
    Jince Formation
    Middle Cambrian
    Sphenothallus
Keyword
    1847
    Cambrian
    Europe
    First
    Hall
    Report
    Sphenothallus
    Variscan
Abstract (in english)
   Ten specimens of two phosphatic fossils have been recently discovered in lower and middle portions of Middle Cambrian Jince Formation in the Czech Republic. They are attributed to the genus Sphenothallus Hall, 1847 and described as two separate species; comparatively small conchs are described as S. kozaki sp. nov., the much larger specimens characterized by its smooth and partly flexible organo-phosphatic walls of shell are determined as ?S. kordulei sp. nov. Sphenothallus is known to range from Cambrian to Permian and accommodates numerous species. However, its Cambrian distribution is considerably restricted. Generally rare specimens have been described from Lower to Middle Cambrian of Laurentia and from the Lower Cambrian of Gondwana and peri-Gondwana. The new record of Sphenothallus from the Jince Biota represents a notable extension of their geographic range.
Contributor
    UK Praha, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    UK, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    27. 4. 2014