|Statement||by Maurits Lindström.|
|The Physical Object|
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Conodonts – the microscopic phosphatic tooth-like remains of an extinct eel-like organism – see the front cover picture taken by Phil Donoghue of four conodonts dancing on the head of a pin- were first described by Christian Pander in and interpreted as a group of enigmatic fish – thus initiating one of the great and long lasting mysteries in paleontology – what sort of animal. Book June The conodont zonation utilised in this paper is that proposed by Corradini et al. () and Spalletta et al. (), with a minor variation: the Protognathodus meischneri. Conodonts constitute a third group of index fossils important for Silurian correlation. These phosphatic microfossils with the shape of conelike teeth (as the name implies) are the remains of an apparatus from the mouth cavity of a small, bilaterally symmetrical, free-swimming (nektonic) animal extinct. GEOSCIENCE BOOKS. PHILLIP HUBER, BOOKSELLER/GEOLOGIST. Post Office Box Faribault, Minnesota () [email protected] CONODONTS. CONODONT PUBLICATIONS. Bitter P. H. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF CONODONT DISTRIBUTION IN THE SHAWNEE GROUP (UPPER PENNSYLVANIAN) OF EASTERN KANSAS .
Conodonts: Investigative Techniques and Applications Volume 6 of British Micropalaeontological Society series Geology Series Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics Series: Editor: R. L. Austin: Contributor: British Micropalaeontological Society: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Ellis Horwood, Original from: the University of California. The discovery of an articulated 'conodont animal' was a significant breakthrough. Conodonts are a group of extinct microfossils known from the Late Cambrian (approximately million years ago) to the Late Triassic (about million years ago). Conodont elements are phosphatic tooth-like structures whose affinity and function is now believed to be part of the feeding apparatus of an extinct early vertebrate. Early ideas concluded that the conodontophorid was a soft bodied, bilaterally symmetrical nektonic organism, although there is still much debate concerning possible benthic, nektonic or combined mode of life. The conodont connection Recently, important clues about our very early vertebrate ancestors have been turning up in unexpected places. They have come from scientific study of a weird group of long-extinct, microscopic fossils called conodonts. What, I hear you ask, is a conodont?