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conodont

[′kän·ə‚dänt]
(paleontology)
A minute, toothlike microfossil, composed of translucent amber-brown, fibrous or lamellar calcium phosphate; taxonomic identity is controversial.
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Conodont elements contained in this biozone were assigned to the following: Hindeodus minutes, Hideodus excavatus, Sweetognathus whitei, Hindeodella triassic and Neostreptognathodus pequopensis.
The team discovered that conodont elements are the sharpest dental structures ever measured.
Many conodont elements formed notched blades, similar to the cheek teeth of modern mammal carnivores like cats and dogs.
Despite the great abundance of conodont elements, few age-diagnostic species were obtained from carbonates of the Wink Member.
occur in the highest sample of the Wink Member that yielded conodont elements, 11,910 feet.
Alternation of bleaching and Stoddard's solvents was the most effective in breaking down the rock, but the sparse conodont elements were badly broken as a result of such processing.
Samples Sa-04-04 and Sa-04-5A represent the interval of mixed light indigenous conodont elements and brownish redeposited specimens.
Such a conclusion is also supported by a great number of redeposited conodont elements in the deposits of the Leetse Formation in the Pakri Cape section (Lofgren et al.
Distribution of conodont elements in samples from the Anikaitse and Hulge cliffs Species ANIKAITSE Sample number/weight (g) Element 1/3080 2/1210 Ctenognathodus sp.
On the other hand, differences in the apatite lattice parameter values of various histological types of mineralized matter of conodont apparatus reported earlier (Zhuravlev & Sapega 2007) should be expressed as decrease in the crystallinity of the studied samples, causing the lowering of the lattice parameter a for a bulk sample of conodont elements.
The conodont elements from the eleven samples of the Laanemetsa-70 core are rather poorly preserved, many specimens are corroded and broken (Fig.