Geologica Belgica

1374-8505 2034-1954


Impact factor: 0.739 (2016)

since 05 February 2011 :
View(s): 640 (13 ULiège)
Download(s): 534 (14 ULiège)

Stromatoporoid diversity in the Devonian of the Ardennes: a reinterpretation

Article Open Access

Attached document(s)


Mots-clés : Eifelian, stromatoporoids, palaeobiodiversity, rarefaction, diversity curves


Previous studies of the stromatoporoid palaeobiodiversity in the Devonian of the Ardennes are revised. The data set used in this study consists of 3416 specimens of 180 species. The rarefaction method was employed in order to reduce sampling bias in the diversity curves. The estimated stromatoporoid diversity reached its plateau in the Eifelian (Couvin Formation) and in the Givetian, and decreased during the Late Devonian.

To cite this article

Pawel WOLNIEWICZ, «Stromatoporoid diversity in the Devonian of the Ardennes: a reinterpretation», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 15 (2012), number 1-2, 3-7 URL :


Geological Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University, Makow Polnych 16, PL-61-606 Poznan, Poland; e-mail: