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Original Paper

Hotchkiss, RJ Prokop, Petr

Isolated vertebrae of brittlestars of the Family Klasmuridae Spencer, 1925 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) in the Devonian of Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Journal of the Czech Geological Society, volume 44 (1999), issue 3-4, 329 - 333


Interesting rare isolated ophiuroid vertebrae have been discovered in washings from the so-called 'white beds' of Lower Devonian (Trebotov Limestone, Dalejan) of the Barrandian area. We interpret these vertebrae as belonging to a member of the Family Klasmuridae Spencer, 1925 (Order Stenurida Spencer, 1951; Suborder Scalarina Hotchkiss 1976). This is the first report of isolated vertebrae of these ophiuroids in the world. A short note on the Barrandian 'white beds' is also presented here

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