IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

The 'Mur des douaniers', an exceptionally well-preserved Early Eifelian fossil site
Cronier, C. (2008). The 'Mur des douaniers', an exceptionally well-preserved Early Eifelian fossil site. Bull. Soc. Géol. Fr. 179(1): 89-95. dx.doi.org/10.2113/gssgfbull.179.1.89
In: Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France. Société Géologique de France: Paris. ISSN 0037-9409, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in Author 

Keywords
    Devonian, Middle; Trilobita; Belgium, Ardenne [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    trilobites; Middle Devonian; Ardenne Massif; biodiversity

Author  Top 
  • Cronier, C.

Abstract
    The 'Mur des douaniers' biota at the former French/Belgian border contains a rich and diversified Lower Eifelian benthic fauna, and especially trilobites. Palaeobiodiversity and sedimentological analyses have led to the interpretation of the general palaeoenvironmental/palaeoecological context. This trilobite-rich locality is an exceptionally well-preserved Early Eifelian fossil site with regard to the regional scale. Unfortunately, its growing reputation led to fossil pillage and now this palaeontological site is protected as a Nature Reserve. From now on, no complementary observation of the palaeontological data, the taphonomic analysis, the ichnological, sedimentological and geochemical record can be made to provide a better palaeoecological synthesis.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author