Flora and fauna from a new famennian (upper devonian) locality at Becco, Eastern Belgium

Olive, Sébastien, Clement, Gaël, Denayer, Julien, Derycke, Claire, Dupret, Vincent, Gerrienne, Philippe, Gueriau, Pierre, Marion, Jean-Marc, Mottequin, Bernard and Prestianni, Cyrille (2015) Flora and fauna from a new famennian (upper devonian) locality at Becco, Eastern Belgium. Geologica Belgica, 18 2-4: 92-101.

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Author Olive, Sébastien
Clement, Gaël
Denayer, Julien
Derycke, Claire
Dupret, Vincent
Gerrienne, Philippe
Gueriau, Pierre
Marion, Jean-Marc
Mottequin, Bernard
Prestianni, Cyrille
Title Flora and fauna from a new famennian (upper devonian) locality at Becco, Eastern Belgium
Journal name Geologica Belgica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1374-8505
Publication date 2015-07-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 18
Issue 2-4
Start page 92
End page 101
Total pages 10
Place of publication Liege, Belgium
Publisher Geologica Belgica
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Becco locality (Liège province), belongs to the Theux tectonic window and represents a proximal, probably fluvial, environment corresponding to a channel infill. We present here a preliminary report of the fossil assemblage discovered at the locality. The Becco site has yielded a diverse flora of early seed plants including Moresnetia zalesskyi, Dorinnotheca streeli and Condrusia sp. This assemblage, characteristic of the Belgian Famennian, highlights the diversity of early spermatophytes in the country. Becco has also delivered a rich vertebrate fauna with antiarch, groenlandaspid and phyllolepid placoderms, diplacanthiform acanthodians, as well as actinopterygians and various sarcopterygians. The fossiliferous assemblage of Becco resembles those of several Devonian tetrapodbearing localities, including that of Strud in Belgium, and could therefore provide a favorable palaeoecological setting in the search for early tetrapods.
Keyword Acanthodians
Early seed plants
Fluvial facies
Namur-dinant basin
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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