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The first early Silurian brachiopod fauna from the Iberian Peninsula

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2015

E. Villas
Affiliation:
Departamento de Geología (Paleontología), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
L. R. M. Cocks
Affiliation:
Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, U.K.

Abstract

A Lower Silurian (Llandovery) shelly fauna is described; the first from the Iberian Peninsula. It is dated as late Llandovery (early Telychian) by Stricklandia aff. laevis and is overlain by a late Telychian conodont fauna. The fauna is from the volcaniclastic El Castro Formation, Viodo Limestone Member, north of Viodo, Asturias, northern Spain. There are seven common and five rarer brachiopods, including the new taxa Asturorthis sarreoensis new genus and species, Mendacella cantabrica new species, Katastrophomena truyolsi new species, Viodostrophia alcaldei new genus and species, Stegerhynchus juliverti new species, and Fenestrirostra? viodoensis new species.

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