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Mississippian (Tournaisian) brachiopods from the Hook Head Formation, County Wexford (south-east Ireland)
Mottequin, B. (2010). Mississippian (Tournaisian) brachiopods from the Hook Head Formation, County Wexford (south-east Ireland), in: Alvarez, F. et al. Evolution and Development of the Brachiopod Shell. Special Papers in Palaeontology, (84): pp. 243-285
In: Alvarez, F.; Curry, G. (2010). Evolution and Development of the Brachiopod Shell. Special Papers in Palaeontology(84). Wiley-Blackwell: [s.l.]. ISBN 978-1-4443-3937-6. 334 pp., more
In: Special Papers in Palaeontology. Paleontological Association: London. ISSN 0038-6804, more
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    Marine
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    Brachiopoda; Carboniferous; Ireland; shelf-ramp emironment

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Abstract
    A diverse Tournaisian (Carboniferous, Mississippian) brachiopod fauna has been recorded within the stratotype of the tempestite-dominated Hook Head Formation at Hook Head, County Wexford (south-east Ireland). The Hook Head Formation (335 m thick), which mainly consists of interbedded limestones of tempestite origin and shales, deposited on a shelf–ramp and yielded a rich invertebrate fauna (crinoids, bryozoans, corals, etc.). Thirty-three brachiopod species, of which one is new (Rugosochonetes sleemani), assigned to 29 genera, have been recognized. The brachiopod fauna is dominated by productides and spire-bearers (athyridides, spiriferides, and spiriferinides) and shares strong similarities with those reported in Wales and southern Belgium (Namur–Dinant Basin), which derived from the same palaeogeographical context.

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