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  • Chotecops ferdinandi (Kayser, 1880)


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    • Chotecops is the most abundant trilobite in the Hunsrück Slate and due to the excellent preservation, often soft tissue such as antennae and legs have been preserved as a thin sheet of pyrite.

    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Trilobita
    Order: Phacopida
    Family: Phacopidae
    Genus: Chotecops
    Species: C. fernandi
    Author Citation (Kayser, 1880)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Devonian
    Epoch: Early
    International Age: Early Emsian

    Stratigraphy

    Hunsrück Slate Group
    Kaup Formation
    Herrenberg Member

    Biostratigraphy

    Bundenbach Fossil Biota

    Provenance

    Collector: T. Bastelberger
    Date Collected: 07/01/1974
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Bundenbach, heap pile "Grube Herrenberg"
    Rhineland-Palatinate
    Germany

    Comments

    Chotecops is the most abundant trilobite in the Hunsrück Slate and due to the excellent preservation, often soft tissue such as antennae and legs have been preserved as a thin sheet of pyrite.



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