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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Refined conodont biostratigraphy of the Permian and lowest Triassic of the Salt and Khisor ranges, Pakistan.
As is commonly the case with Pennsylvanian conodont studies, Pa elements of Idiognathodus dominate the collection.
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.
This is considered an exceptional situation in conodont evolution.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham in England have identified a second group that reaches back to the time of conodonts, perhaps slightly earlier.
For their climate reconstruction, Bucher and his colleagues analyzed the composition of the oxygen isotopes in conodonts, the remains of chordates that once lived in the sea.
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.
Samples from the top of the Montoya yielded a typical Late Ordovician conodont fauna that is dominated by elements of Plectodina tenuis and P.
Emergence and collapse of the Frasnian conodont and ammonoid communities in the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland.
There are many techniques for shale maturation measurement, but the simplest and easiest is certainly the popular Conodont Alteration Index (CAI) that can also be used with acritarch organic material.