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Article: Phyllocarid crustaceans from the Late Devonian of the Kowala quarry (Holy Cross Mountains, central Poland)

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Publication: Papers in Palaeontology
Volume: 4
Part: 1
Publication Date: Febuary 2018
Page(s): 67 84
Author(s): Krzysztof Broda, Joseph Collette, and Petr Budil
DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1099
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BRODA, K., COLLETTE, J., BUDIL, P. 2018. Phyllocarid crustaceans from the Late Devonian of the Kowala quarry (Holy Cross Mountains, central Poland) . Papers in Palaeontology, 4, 1, 67-84. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1099

Author Information

  • Krzysztof Broda - Faculty of Earth Sciences University of Silesia Będzińska 60 Sosnowiec 41‐200 Poland
  • Joseph Collette - Department of Geosciences Minot State University 500 University Avenue West Minot ND 58707 USA
  • Petr Budil - Czech Geological Survey Klárov 3 118 21 Praha 1 Czech Republic
  • Petr Budil - Faculty of Environmental Science Czech University of Life Sciences Kamýcká 129 CZ‐165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol Czech Republic

Publication History

  • Issue published online: 08 February 2018
  • Manuscript Accepted: 22 September 2017
  • Manuscript Received: 05 June 2017

Funded By

NCN. Grant Number: 2015/19/N/ST10/01527
Grant Agency of the Czech Republic Project. Grant Number: P210/12/2018
Czech Geological Survey Project. Grant Number: 339900

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Phyllocarida (Crustacea, Malacostraca) are among the most diversified and widespread Late Devonian arthropods. Although previous studies mention phyllocarid fossils from Late Devonian (Frasnian and Famennian) deposits of the Holy Cross Mountains of south‐central Poland, phyllocarids from the Kowala quarry have not been systematically described. Two new species are described from Kowala strata: Echinocaris bisulcata sp. nov. characterized by oval carapace valves with a short hinge line, cone‐like tubercules on the carapace anterior lobe, two pronounced lateral sulci (ventral and median) and two pairs of short spines on every abdominal segment; and Montecaris marynowskii sp. nov. characterized by two pairs of robust abdominal spines, a telson that is shorter than furcal rami, distal parts of which are parallel to the telson, and a body length approximately four times longer than the telson length. Additionally, an isolated furca identified as Dithyrocaris sp. is described herein. Damage observed in the holotype specimen of Montecaris marynowski sp. nov. is consistent with a healed injury, possibly caused by predatory fish. Notes concerning the global occurrences of montecaridids, echinocaridids and the genus Dithyrocaris in the Late Devonian are also provided.

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