Neospathodus

 Platform element of Neospathodus, from Sweet (1988).

Belongs within: Gondolellidae.

Neospathodus is a genus of conodonts represented only by segminate platform (Pa) elements, the remaining positions of the standard apparatus perhaps lacking mineralised elements. Representatives of the genus are known only from the Early Triassic (Scythian) period, with the similar Late Triassic Misikella originating convergently from distinct ancestors (Sweet 1988).

<==Neospathodus Mosher 1968S88
    |--N. arcucristatusRR79
    |--N. bransoniCB86
    |--N. collinsoniS88
    |--N. conservativusS88
    |--N. constrictaTE01
    |--N. cristagalliS88
    |--N. dieneriTE01
    |--N. divergensRR79
    |--N. homeriTE01
    |--N. hungaricusTE01
    |--N. kummeliS88
    |--N. newpassensisK79
    |--N. pakistanensisTE01
    |--N. timorensisK79
    |--N. triangularisTE01
    `--N. waageniS88

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[CB86] Chen D.-Q. & Bao H. 1986. Lower Permian ostracodes from the Chihsia Formation of Jurong and Longtan, Jiangsu Province. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica 3 (2): 107–132.

[K79] Kummel, B. 1979. Triassic. In: Robison, R. A., & C. Teichert (eds) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt A. Introduction. Fossilisation (Taphonomy), Biogeography and Biostratigraphy pp. A351–A389. The Geological Society of America, Inc.: Boulder (Colorado), and The University of Kansas: Lawrence (Kansas).

[RR79] Ross, C. A., & J. R. P. Ross. 1979. Permian. In: Robison, R. A., & C. Teichert (eds) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt A. Introduction. Fossilisation (Taphonomy), Biogeography and Biostratigraphy pp. A291–A350. The Geological Society of America, Inc.: Boulder (Colorado), and The University of Kansas: Lawrence (Kansas).

[S88] Sweet, W. C. 1988. The Conodonta: Morphology, taxonomy, paleoecology, and evolutionary history of a long extinct animal phylum. Clarendon Press: Oxford.

[TE01] Tong, J., & D. H. Erwin. 2001. Triassic gastropods of the southern Qinling Mountains, China. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 92: 1–47.

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