Name: The Hunsrück Slate
Location: Western Germany
Age: Devonian

The Hunsrück Slate

The Hunsrück Slate of Germany represents a unique and exceptional Konservat Lagerstatte. The Lower Devonian site at Hunsrück is the only fully marine Devonian Konservat Lagerstatte that preserves soft tissues. Importantly, these soft tissues are pyritised. The Hunsrück Slate is important not only for the remarkable preservation of fine detail but also for the faunal diversity.

1. Location
2. Geological setting and age
3. Fauna and flora
4. Taphonomy
5. References and links

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Section author: Una Cassidy

This section is part of a Fossil Lagerstätten web site which has been built up as a result of the efforts of the 2002-3 MSc Palaeobiology class in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Bristol, as part of a course in Scientific Communication.

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