conodont


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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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Distribution of Silurian and Lower Devonian vertebrate microremains and conodonts in the Baillie-Hamilton and Cornwallis Island sections, Canadian Arctic.
Refined conodont biostratigraphy of the Permian and lowest Triassic of the Salt and Khisor ranges, Pakistan.
Following precise paleontological studies, including conodont recognition and taxonomy regarding samples from the studied section, each fossil's biozone was identified on the Table showing the extent of fossils, based on their presence in each rock sample.
However, the conodont fauna is rather different for facial reasons.
London, December 22 ( ANI ): Marine animal groups like ammonoids and conodonts already peaked three or four million years earlier, namely still during the Ear-ly Triassic, researchers say.
Frequency patterns of chitinozoans, scolecodonts, and conodonts in the upper Llandovery and lower Wenlock of the Paatsalu core, western Estonia.
Now, studies of a giant conodont from South Africa reveal that these animals had distinctive eye muscles seen only in other vertebrates, report Sarah E.
The most complete information on the conodont biostratigraphy and biofacies of the Fusselman and Wristen Formations was obtained from a core from the Socony Mobil Pegasus Unit 3 #7-20 well in Midland County, Texas (Fig.
The low content of carbonate ions in conodont apatite of lamellar, paralamellar and albid tissues (Trotter & Eggins 2006; Frank-Kamenetskaya et al.
All these basal Polygnathus species appeared during the early Pragian (Valenzuela-Rios, 1997), but they underwent their great diversification during the early Emsian, becoming in important components of the conodont fauna during this time interval.