Thelodont scales from the Lower and Middle Devonian Andree Land Group, Spitsbergen
2013 (English)In: GFF, ISSN 1103-5897, Vol. 135, no 1, 57-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Scales of six thelodont taxa are described from the Devonian of Spitsbergen. Numerous samples from localities widely dispersed on Spitsbergen yield several assemblages considered to represent different depositional phases of the late Lower lower Middle Devonian of the Andrée Land Group, but also support the view that certain lithostratigraphic units of the Andrée Land Group should be regarded as contemporaneous lithofacies subjected to different sedimentary environments, rather than as separate stratigraphic members. The description of Woodfjordia collisa gen. et sp. nov., Talivalia svalbardia sp. nov., Canonia cf. C. grossi, Amaltheolepis montiwatsonia sp. nov., Amaltheolepis winsnesi and Amaltheolepis austfjordia sp. nov. also allows for a comparison with similar faunas from other regions of the Northern Hemisphere and motivates further elaboration of Early-Middle Devonian thelodont biostratigraphy.
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2013. Vol. 135, no 1, 57-73 p.
Natural Sciences Evolutionary Biology Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209313DOI: 10.1080/11035897.2012.762549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209313DiVA: diva2:656671