Silurian (late Llandovery-Ludlow) Atrypid Brachiopods from Gotland, Sweden, and the Welsh Borderlands, Great Britain

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NRC Research Press, 2004 - Atrypidae - 215 pages
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This report details the morphology, evolution, and paleoecology of the rich & well-preserved Silurian atrypoid brachiopods found on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Basin and in the Anglo-Welsh Basin, United Kingdom. It includes information about the field & laboratory methods used in investigating these fossil species, historical background on research into atrypid species since the mid-1700s, an outline of the stratigraphy of the study areas & the distribution of atrypid species within the various strata, and clarification of the internal structure of over 45 species. The largest section of the report is devoted to a systematic paleontology of the species studied, including documentation of several new species. Numerous detailed illustrations & plates accompany the text.

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Contents

Stratigraphic outline
6
Systematic paleontology
31
Plectatrypa Gutnia capidula Copper 1996b
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Conclusions
137
Appendix
153
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