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      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Oegophiurida Matsumoto 1915
      Family: Protasteridae Miller 1889
      Genus: Furcaster
      Species: Furcaster palaeozoicus
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Herrenberg Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Heap pile "Grube Herrenberg"
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1907
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Stenuroidea Spencer 1951
      Order: Incertae sedis
      Family: Bdellacomidae Spencer and Wright 1966
      Genus: Bdellacoma
      Species: Bdellacoma verruculosa
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1836
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      Brittlestar

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Ophiurida
      Family: Aplocomidae Hess 1965
      Genus: Ophiopetra
      Species: Ophiopetra lithographica
      Weissjura Group
      Painten Formation
      Hybonoticeras hybonotum Zone
      Subplanites rueppelianus Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Hienheim (City district)
      Neustadt a. d. Donau (Town)
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1744
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidae Gray 1840
      Order: Oegophiurida Matsumoto, 1915
      Family: Encrinasteridae Schuchert 1914
      Genus: Cheiropteraster
      Species: Cheiropteraster giganteus
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1843
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      29-armed starfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Asteroidea de Blainville 1830
      Order: Euaxosida Blake 2018
      Family: Palasterinidae Gregory 1899
      Genus: Palaeosolaster
      Species: Palaeosolaster gregoryi
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1831
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein, 1754
      Class: Asterozoa von Zittel, 1895
      Order: Stenurida (Spencer, 1951)
      Family: Pradesuridae Spencer, 1951
      Genus: Erinaceaster
      Species: Erinaceaster tenuispinosus
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1828
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      Brittle star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Stenurida
      Family: Stenasteridae
      Genus: Stenaster
      Species: Stenaster obtusus
      Simcoe Group
      Bobcaygeon Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Katian
      Kirkfield
      Kawartha Lakes
      Ontario
      Canada
      Catalog #: TTF-oilshale-Ec2212
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Phrynophiurida Matsumoto 1915
      Family: Eospondylidae Spencer and Wright 1966
      Genus: Eospondylus
      Species: Eospondylus primigenius
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec2142
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      15-armed starfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Stenuroidea Spencer 1951
      Order: Incertae sedis
      Family: Palaeuridae Spencer 1951
      Genus: Medusaster
      Species: Medusaster rhenanus
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1899
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      Sea Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Asteroidea de Blainville 1830
      Order: Platyasterida Spencer 1951
      Family: Palasteriscidae Gregory 1900
      Genus: Baliactis
      Species: Baliactis sp.
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eschenbach Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1826
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      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Cheiropterasteridae
      Family: Encrinasteridae Schuchert 1914
      Genus: Loriolaster
      Species: Loriolaster gracilis
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Herrenberg Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1835
      • 2 comments
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      Brittle star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Ophiurida Müller and Troschel 1840
      Family: Ophiurinidae Gregory 1897
      Genus: Ophiurina
      Species: Ophiurina lymani
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Bundenbach Fossil Biota
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Early Emsian
      Grube Eschenbach
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1701
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      Plumasterid sun star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Asteroidea
      Order: Spinulosida
      Family: Plumasteridae
      Genus: Plumaster
      Species: Plumaster ophiuroides
      Lias Group
      Staithes Sandstone Formation
      Prodactylioceras davoei Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Pliensbachian
      North Yorkshire coast
      North Yorkshire County
      North east
      England
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Ophiurida
      Family: Ophiolepididae
      Genus: Ophiopinna
      Species: O. elegans
      unknown formation
      Gracillis Zone
      Koenigi Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      International Age: Callovian Age
      La Voulte-sur-Rhône
      Ardèche department
      France
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      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Ophiurida
      Family: Ophiodermatidae
      Genus: Palaeocoma
      Species: Palaeocoma milleri
      Lias Group
      Staithes Sandstone Formation
      Prodactylioceras davoei Zone
      Oistoceras figulinum Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Pliensbachian
      North Yorkshire coast
      North Yorkshire County
      North East
      England
      • 9 comments
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      Brittle star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Ophiurida
      Family: Aplocomidae
      Genus: Sinosura
      Species: S. kelheimense
      Solnhofen Formation
      Hybonotum Zone
      Rueppellianus Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Kimmeridgian
      Hienheim, Stieberberg
      Kelheim
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec136
      • 1 comment
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      Starfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Asteroidea de Blainville 1830
      Order: Platyasterida Spencer 1951
      Family: Palasteriscidae Gregory 1900
      Genus: Urasterella
      Species: Urasterella asperula
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaup Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1490
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      Brittle star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Cheiropterasteridae
      Family: Encrinasteridae Schuchert 1914
      Genus: Loriolaster
      Species: Loriolaster mirabilis
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Herrenberg Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Early Emsian
      Heap pile "Grube Herrenberg"
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1031
      • 1 comment
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      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Oegophiurida
      Family: Protasteridae
      Genus: Bundenbachia
      Species: Bundenbachia beneckei
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Herrenberg Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      heap pile "Grube Herrenberg"
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec1827
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      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Ophiuridea
      Family: Encrinasteridae Schuchert 1914
      Genus: Euzonosoma
      Species: Euzonosoma tischbeinianum
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaup Formation
      Eschenbach Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec106
      • 0 comments
      • 892 views

      Sea Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Asteroidea
      Order: Platyasterida
      Family: Palasteriscidae
      Genus: Urasterella
      Species: U. asperula
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaup Formation
      Eschenbach Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Early Emsian
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec340
      • 1 comment
      • 1,047 views

      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Ophiurida
      Family: Aplocomidae
      Genus: Geocoma
      Species: G. carinata
      Solnhofen Formation
      Hybonotum Zone
      Riedense Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Zandt Quarry
      Denkendorf, county of Eichstätt
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec104
      • 0 comments
      • 825 views

      Brittle Star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: Oegophiurida Matsumoto 1915
      Family: Protasteridae Miller 1889
      Genus: Furcaster
      Species: Furcaster decheni
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaup Formation
      Herrenberg Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Heap pile "Grube Herrenberg"
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec315
      • 0 comments
      • 1,016 views

      Starfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Asteroidea
      Order: Paxillosida
      Family: Astropectinidae
      Genus: Aldebarania
      Species: A. arenitea
      PeeDee Formation
      Rocky Point Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Maastrichtian
      Big Hole
      Pender County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR012PC
      • 5 comments
      • 1,450 views
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