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Eifelian fieldtrip in Couvin


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Saturday 09/06/2018 the BVP ( read: local paleontology club ) organised a fieldtrip to the quarry of " La Couvinoise" next to the town of Couvin.

Here we find Eifelian deposits (former Couvinian ) 

 

We had a very nice day with various finds and the whole day we had the background noise of a chorus of green frogs who had made their home in the large pound in the old part af the quarry.

 

The site delivered a multitude of fossil corals and brachiopods and sometimes a gastropod or even a trilobite fragment.

 

 

the start of the excurtion:

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Lumachelle of Stringocephalus burtuni:

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the frog pond in the quarry:

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the bottom of the quarry:

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some of the finds:

 

large Atrypas:

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Sieberella:

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Calceola sandalina:

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A nice large favosites:

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And my girlfriend made the find of the day: the cephalon of a phacopid trilobite:

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

That's a really neat report @Manticocerasman - I really like it :)

That phacopid cephalon is rather cool, BTW 

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Way to go Kev.

Great reporting,great finds!!:dinothumb::P

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Nice finds, thanks for sharing! I wonder if the cool Cephalon might have more hidden under the matrix.

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As usual very cool looking specimens Kevin. The pictures are a definite plus as well. It is remarkable how similar your specimens are to ones we find on this side of the Atlantic. 

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2 hours ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

That's a really neat report @Manticocerasman - I really like it :)

That phacopid cephalon is rather cool, BTW 

Thanks :) 

 

 

2 hours ago, doushantuo said:

Way to go Kev.

Great reporting,great finds!!:dinothumb::P

Thank ou Ben :P

 

1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

Nice finds, thanks for sharing! I wonder if the cool Cephalon might have more hidden under the matrix.

probably the rest of the cephalon, but probbably nothing more. most trilobites from here are loose fragments.

 

56 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

As usual very cool looking specimens Kevin. The pictures are a definite plus as well. It is remarkable how similar your specimens are to ones we find on this side of the Atlantic. 

Wel during the Devonian period both locations where relatively close to each other. ( N.America was next to Europe then :P )

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There are 3 Couvin phacopids according to Van Viersen & Vanherle 2018.  Pedinopariops has too many eye lenses and smaller tubercles on the glabella, so it must be Geesops or Phacops.  If we can see a photo showing all the eye lenses it might be possible to determine the species.  It also looks like the left eye can be revealed with a minimum amount prep.  Congrats on the nice finds!

 

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chart from:

 

Van Viersen, A.P., & Vanherle, W. 2018
The rise and fall of Late Devonian (Frasnian) trilobites from Belgium: taxonomy, biostratigraphy and events.

Geologica Belgica, 21(1-2): 73-94   PDF LINK

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Tidgy's Dad

Great report and nice finds. 

Love the brachiopods. :wub:

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Nice find!

Sounds like You had a good day.

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6 hours ago, piranha said:

There are 3 Couvin phacopids according to Van Viersen & Vanherle 2018.  Pedinopariops has too many eye lenses and smaller tubercles on the glabella, so it must be Geesops or Phacops.  If we can see a photo showing all the eye lenses it might be possible to determine the species.  It also looks like the left eye can be revealed with a minimum amount prep.  Congrats on the nice finds!

 

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chart from:

 

Van Viersen, A.P., & Vanherle, W. 2018
The rise and fall of Late Devonian (Frasnian) trilobites from Belgium: taxonomy, biostratigraphy and events.

Geologica Belgica, 21(1-2): 73-94   PDF LINK

The location is Couvin, but not the formation of couvin. The rocks from this quarry are from the Hannonet formation. So the deposits with Nyterops and such.

 

 

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:wub: Sieberella:wub:

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BTW,very much like the Favositid and Calceolina!!! 

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15 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

The location is Couvin, but not the formation of couvin. The rocks from this quarry are from the Hannonet formation. So the deposits with Nyterops and such.

 

 

That can certainly be confusing!  Thanks for clarifying the formation.  With those large knobby tubercles it is either Hypsipariops or Nyterops.

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Love the Favosites!!! :wub:

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