Neosputhodus and other Conodonta from the Saharonim Formation (Anisian-Ladinian) at Makhtesh Ramon, Negev, southern Israel

Chaim Benjamini, Alexander Chepstow-Lusty

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Abstract

63 conodont elements, referred to four multielement genera (Neosputhodus, Cypridodella, Ketinella and Ellisonia) were recovered from the Upper Anisian-Lower Ladinian 'fossiliferous limestone' member of the Saharonim Formation, Makhtesh Ramon, Israel. The new form-speciesNeospnthodus shagami sp. nov. is here described. Together with associated conodont elements, this species appears to show a close relationship to more advanced Gondolellaceans. Absence of true platform conodonts in the studied fauna may be due to paleoecological or phylogenetic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Micropalaeontology
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Paleontology

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