The teeth, or elements, ofconodonts are among the most important Palaeozoic microfossils. Despite this, the biological relationships of conodonts have long remained enigmatic. Recent evidence of their soft anatomy, and of the ultrastructure of the elements, has finally revealed that they are vertebrates. These discoveries push vertebrate origins firmly back into the Cambrian and add a large cohort of specialists to the ranks of the vertebrate palaeontologists.
|Number of pages||5|
|Specialist publication||Geology Today|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth-Surface Processes