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  • Euzonosoma tischbeinianum F.A.Roemer, 1862


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    • Euzonosoma was a brittlestar genus that existed during the Devonian period.

      This E. tischbeinianum is from the Bundenbach slate of Germany. The slate was quarried for use in the roofing industry for many years and, at least in some parts of Germany, you can still see houses covered by Bundenbach slates. Unfortunately, roof-slate mining in Bundenbach came to an end in 1999. The fossil has been replaced by iron pyrite or ''fool's gold''. The brittlestar already started to become decomposed at the tip of the arms.

    Taxonomy

    Brittle Star

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Echinodermata
    Class: Ophiuroidea
    Order: Ophiuridea
    Family: Encrinasteridae
    Genus: Euzonosoma
    Species: E. tischbeinianum
    Author Citation F.A.Roemer, 1862

    Geological Time Scale

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

    Stratigraphy

    Hunsrück Slate Group
    Kaup Formation
    Eschenbach Member

    Provenance

    Collector: T. Bastelberger
    Date Collected: 06/01/1980
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 8cm

    Location

    Eschenbach-Bocksberg quarry
    Bundenbach
    Rhineland-Palatinate
    Germany

    Comments

    Euzonosoma was a brittlestar genus that existed during the Devonian period.

    This E. tischbeinianum is from the Bundenbach slate of Germany. The slate was quarried for use in the roofing industry for many years and, at least in some parts of Germany, you can still see houses covered by Bundenbach slates. Unfortunately, roof-slate mining in Bundenbach came to an end in 1999. The fossil has been replaced by iron pyrite or ''fool's gold''. The brittlestar already started to become decomposed at the tip of the arms.



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