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Restudy of the Lower Carboniferous Scaphopoda described by DE KONINCK (1843, 1883)
Godefroid, J.; Mottequin, B.; Yochelson, E.L. (2006). Restudy of the Lower Carboniferous Scaphopoda described by DE KONINCK (1843, 1883). Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 76: 137-163
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
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    Scaphopoda, Lower Carboniferous, Belgium

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  • Godefroid, J., more
  • Mottequin, B., more
  • Yochelson, E.L.

Abstract
    The fossils which DE KONINCK described and illustrated as members of the molluscan Class Scaphopoda have been reexamined. For the first time, photographs of these specimens are presented. Scaphopod shells show only a limited number of morphologic features and for most of these species, the details are lacking which would indicate that the fossils belong undoubtedly in the Scaphopoda. The study suggests that most of the named species may not be Scaphopoda; these species are assigned to informal groupings, ranging from Incertae sedis, through "worm tubes" to "probably Scaphopoda". Only one specimen may be identified without question as a member of the scaphopods.

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