Microstructure of the Triassic conodont Pseudofumishius murcianus van den Boogaard: Functional implications

Carlos Martinez-Pérez*, Pablo Plasencia, Ana Márquez-Aliaga

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Abstract

Pseudofmishius mwvianus van den Boogaard is a Triassic conodont with a very characteristic morphology, a blade with a rostral platform heavily denticulated, that makes it easily distinguishable from other coeval species. It is a well-know taxon that has been the object of several palaeobiological works, focused on their apparatus reconstruction, ontogeny and, recently, their P, element function. In order to increase our palaeobiology knowledge of this taxon we undertook a histological analysis to corroborate the functional hypothesis established for this conodont. The histological study demonstrates the presence of different microstructural types, suggesting that they are functional adaptations due to the slicing function that the Pelements performed.

Translated title of the contributionMicrostructure of the Triassic conodont Pseudofumishius murcianus van den Boogaard: Functional implications
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalSpanish Journal of Paleontology
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Conodont function
  • Microstructure
  • Palaeobiology

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