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The new genus Walliserognathus and the origin of Polygnathoides siluricus (Conodonta, Silurian); pp. 113–121

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Carlo Corradini, Maria G. Corriga


The new genus Walliserognathus is described to host the species posthamatus (Walliser). The genus is monospecific. The shape of P1 and P2 elements of Walliserognathus posthamatus, characterized by a small platform along the whole elements, and its stratigraphic distribution limited to the Ancoradella ploeckensis Zone suggest that the species may have been the bridge in the phylogenesis from Wurmiella to Polygnathoides.


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