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  • Euproops rotundatus (Prestwich, 1840)


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    oilshale

    Taxonomy

    Horseshoe Crab

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Xiphosura
    Order: Xiphosurida
    Family: Bellinuridae
    Genus: Euproops
    Species: E. rotundatus
    Author Citation PRESTWICH, 1840

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Carboniferous
    Sub Period: Pennsylvanian
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Bashkirian

    Stratigraphy

    unknown
    Orzesze Bed

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Length: 3 cm

    Location

    'Porabka-Klimontóv' coal mine
    Sosnowiec
    Silesian Voivodeship
    Poland

    Comments

    Siderite nodules coeval with those of Mazon Creek and containing comparable fauna and flora are also found in Great Britain and Poland, where this Euproops originated.

     

    Reference:

    Filipiak, P. & Krawczynski, W. (1996). Westphalian xiphosurans (Chelicerata) from the Upper Silesia Coal Basin of Sosnowiec, Poland. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 41, 4, 413-425.



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