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A reappraisal of some large Late Maastrichtian brachiopods from Kunrade (southern Limburg, The Netherlands)
Simon, E. (2004). A reappraisal of some large Late Maastrichtian brachiopods from Kunrade (southern Limburg, The Netherlands). Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 74 suppl: 121-137
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Maastrichtian; Brachiopoda [WoRMS]; Netherlands, Limburg (Province); Marine
Author keywords
    Brachiopods, Cretaceous, Kunrade, The Netherlands, new species

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Abstract
    Three large brachiopod species of Late Maastrichtian age, collected from the Kunrade Limestone facies near Maastricht (southern Limburg, The Netherlands), are re-described. Terebratulina carinatu VON HANSTEIN, 1879 previously only known from Ciply (Hainaut, Belgium) has now been recognised in the Kunrade material. Terebratula dessaillyi PERON, 1895 originally described from the Upper Maastrichtian at Ciply is amongst the largest species collected at Kunrade and is reassigned to the genus Neoliothyrina SAHNI, 1925. A large terebratelloid brachiopod, referred to in 1968 by POPIEL-BARCZYK as Kingenella sp., has now been collected also in northwest Europe. For the two last-named species, a study of the brachidia (in transverse serial sections) has allowed a reappraisal of their taxonomic affinities and a new species of Kingenella has been erected. The palaeoecological and stratigraphical significance of these brachiopod species are discussed.

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