Mimetaster

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Mimetaster
Temporal range: Lower Devonian
Mimetaster hexagonalis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Marrellomorpha
Order: Marrellida
Family: Mimetasteridae
Genus: Mimetaster
Species: M. hexagonalis
Binomial name
Mimetaster hexagonalis
Gürich, 1931

Mimetaster is a Devonian marrellomorph known from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Shale,[1] and is the most common arthropod (trilobites excluded) from the locality, known from over 100 specimens including three juveniles.[2] The animals probably lived in small groups.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stürmer, W; Bergström, J (1976). "The arthropods Mimetaster and Vachonisia from the Devonian Hunsrück Shale". Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 50 (1): 78–111. doi:10.1007/bf03001974. 
  2. ^ a b Kühl, G.; Rust, J. (2010). "Re-investigation of Mimetaster hexagonalis: a marrellomorph arthropod from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate (Germany)". Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 84: 397. doi:10.1007/s12542-009-0049-x.