Trilobite assemblage of Calceola-bearing beds in Acanthopyge Limestone (Middle Devonian, Eifelian, Prague Basin, the Czech Republic)
|Klíčová slova||trilobites, upper Eifelian, Barrandian area, the Czech Republic|
|Citace||BUDIL, Petr a MERGL, Michal. Trilobite assemblage of Calceola-bearing beds in Acanthopyge Limestone (Middle Devonian, Eifelian, Prague Basin, the Czech Republic). Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 75(1), 79-91. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2019-0007. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicals/fiamnpsbhn/75-1/trilobite-assemblage-of-calceola-bearing-beds-in-acanthopyge-limestone-middle-devonian-eifelian-prague-basin-the-czech-republic|
The trilobite assemblage of Calceola-bearing beds in the upper part of Acanthopyge Limestone (Choteč Formation, Eifelian) in the Koněprusy area, the Czech Republic, is described. Together with occurrence of Calceola, it indicates absence of significant palaeogeographic barriers restricting the distribution of the Rhenish-Type faunas in the Middle Devonian. The generic composition of the gathered trilobite assemblage somewhat differs from typical Acanthopyge-Phaetonellus assemblage characteristic for the Acanthopyge Limestone facies in possible absence and/or very rare occurrence of Phaetonellus, and only infrequent occurrence of Acanthopyge. Phacopid Chotecops cf. hoseri (Hawle et Corda, 1847) distinctly dominates; all other taxa are rather rare. Important is an occurrence of scutelluids of the Scutellum sensu lato group (preservation of remains does not enable more precise determination) and Longiproetus(?). Trilobite remnants are generally poorly preserved and very fragmented (only minute shields are not affected), which support a high-dynamic, shallow-water original environment.