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Voskopitoechia chlupaci sp. nov. a Cantabrian (N Spain) Pragian uncinulid brachiopod with Bohemian affinities

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Author(s): García-Alcalde J L

Journal: Bulletin of Geosciences
ISSN 1214-1119

Volume: 84;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 149;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: palaeobiogeography | Sulcatus Event | Pragian | Perunica | Cantabrian Mountains

ABSTRACT
A new species of Voskopitoechia, V. chlupaci sp. nov. from the Pragian of the Cantabrian Mountains (N Spain) is described. The genus Voskopitoechia was already known by its type-species, V. orbona, from the Pragian of Bohemia. The occurrence of both Voskopitoechia species in northern Gondwana is related to a large faunal turnover in the aftermath of the Sulcatus Event, and also coincided with the onset of tropical conditions that allowed the occurrence of the first Devonian reef-building episodes in Gondwana. The palaeobiogeographical distribution of Voskopitoechia likewise supports the increasing closeness in Pragian times of peri-Gondwanan terranes as Northern Iberia and Perunica.

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