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New data on Astycoryphe, Dohmiella, Longiproetus and Quadratoproetus (Trilobita, Proetidae) from the Middle Devonian in the Ardennes, Belgium

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Proetid trilobites are described from Middle Devonian strata in the Dinant Synclinorium, Belgium. Astycoryphe arduinnae sp. nov., Dohmiella cf. dohmi (Richter & Richter), Longiproetus cf. tenuimargo (Richter), Gerastos sp. C, and Quadratoproetus sp. A are recorded from the Jemelle Formation (Eifelian) in Boutonville. These taxa provide the first comprehensive data on trilobites from the lower kockelianus conodont Zone in the Ardennes. A second Longiproetus species, L. meiopsifius sp. nov., is described from the Hanonet Formation (Givetian) in Resteigne. This is the first reported occurrence of Longiproetus and Quadratoproetus from the Ardennes.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: April 1, 2012

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