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  • Plectodiscus discoideus (Rauff, 1983)


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    • Preserved from the ventral side.

      Lit.:

      L. Yochelson, Ellis & Stürmer, Wilhelm & O. Stanley, George. (1983). Plectodiscus discoideus (Rauff): a redescription of a chondrophorine from the Early Devonian Hunsrück Slate, West Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 57. 39-68. 10.1007/BF03031748.

    Taxonomy

    “By the Wind Sailor”

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Cnidaria
    Class: Hydrozoa
    Order: Hydroida
    Family: Incertae sedis
    Genus: Plectodiscus
    Species: P. discoideus
    Author Citation (Rauff, 1983)

    Geological Time Scale

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

    Stratigraphy

    Hunsrück Slate Group
    Kaub Formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 8cm

    Location

    Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
    Bundenbach
    Rhineland-Palatinate
    Germany

    Comments

    Preserved from the ventral side.

    Lit.:

    L. Yochelson, Ellis & Stürmer, Wilhelm & O. Stanley, George. (1983). Plectodiscus discoideus (Rauff): a redescription of a chondrophorine from the Early Devonian Hunsrück Slate, West Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 57. 39-68. 10.1007/BF03031748.



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    The Amateur Paleontologist

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    Wonderful specimen! Just 1 question tho, where do you get all these Hunsrück specimens from?? :)

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    Wrangellian

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    I was wondering the same thing..

    I want one, Do you have any spares? I guess not  :wacko:

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    oilshale

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    I'm almost a fossil myself and have been collecting fossils for 50 years. These are partly items I found myself but also fossils purchased or exchanged. I bought this piece.

    I own a second jellyfish from Bundenbach. This (incomplete) jellyfish below is preserved from the dorsal side. The other jellyfish is preserved from the ventral side.

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    Wrangellian

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    Well that's nice, to have a dorsal and a ventral, even if one is only half complete.

    Apparently those critters have been around a long time.

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