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METACRYPHAEUS TUBERCULATUS AND METACRYPHAEUS AUSTRALIS (TRILOBITA, PHACOPIDA) FROM THE DEVONIAN OF THE PARANA BASIN: TAXONOMY AND PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHY

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Author(s):
Carbonaro, Fabio Augusto ; Meira, Felipe van Enck ; Leme, Juliana de Moraes ; Bosetti, Elvio Pinto ; Ghilardi, Renato Pirani
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: AMEGHINIANA; v. 53, n. 5, p. 552-564, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Calmoniid trilobites of the genus Metacryphaeus Reed include M. tuberculatus (Kozlowski), M. kegeli Carvalho, Edgecombe and Lieberman, M. meloi Carvalho, Edgecombe and Lieberman, M. rotundatus (Kozlowski), M. giganteus (Ulrich), M. convexus (Ulrich), M. curvigena Lieberman, M. branisai Lieberman, M. caffer (Salter), M. australis (Clarke), and M. allardyceae (Clarke). The geographic distribution of this genus comprises areas of Gondwana, including Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa. This study reports a new occurrence of M. tuberculatus in the Parana Basin (Goias and Parana states, Brazil), in both the Alto Garcas and the Apucarana sub-basins. Metacryphaeus tuberculatus was compared with all Metacryphaeus species and, especially, with M. australis, which also represents a new record for the Parana Basin. These new records of M. tuberculatus imply a different dispersion interpretation from that which is known through the literature. Metacryphaeus tuberculatus seems to have originated during the Early Devonian and lived in areas such as Bolivia, Peru, and the Apucarana Sub-basin (Parana Basin, Brazil). The dispersion between these areas is probably related to the Emsian transgression. During the Givetian, the species presumably migrated towards the Alto Garcas Sub-basin (Parana Basin, Brazil) and the Parnaiba Basin. These facts provide an alternative paleogeographic interpretation to that presented by Tropidoleptus Hall and Exaesiodiscus Moore and Jeffords in Gondwana and suggest a different pattern of migration during the Devonian of Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/09683-3 - Palaeobiogeography and migratory routes of paleoinvertebrates of Paraná Basin (upper Devonian)
Grantee:Fábio Augusto Carbonaro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/07075-3 - Systematic and paleobiogeographic revision of PHACOPIDA trilobites (HOMALONOTIDAE and CALMONIIDAE) from the Devonian of Parnaíba and Amazonas basins, Brazil
Grantee:Felipe van Enck Meira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate