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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 identified as follows: Merrillina divergens, Hindeodella triassic, Hideodus excavates.
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.
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.
The redeposition, reworking, and mixing rate of conodont elements differs significantly along the klint area, being largest in the western part.
Due to such conditions, conodont elements and saltative particles (including glauconite grains) were repeatedly redeposited and most of the suspended material was washed out.
Despite the relatively low abundance of conodont elements in general, and zonal index platforms in particular, the lowermost interval sampled (Est09:OS1) can be assigned to a level within the M.
Among the three samples, Est09:OS1 proved to be the one with the lowest conodont element abundance; the 1205.
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 same situation is recognized in the Uuga section, NW Estonia, where conodont elements of these two zones are mixed in the whole range of the P.