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Oldest known West Gondwanan graptolite: Ovetograptus? sp. (lower Agdzian/lowest Wuliuan; basal Middle Cambrian) of the Franconian Forest, Germany, and review of pre-Furongian graptolithoids

TitleOldest known West Gondwanan graptolite: Ovetograptus? sp. (lower Agdzian/lowest Wuliuan; basal Middle Cambrian) of the Franconian Forest, Germany, and review of pre-Furongian graptolithoids
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsGeyer, G, Landing, E, Meier, S, Höhn, S
JournalPalZ
Date PublishedMay-07-2024
ISSN0031-0220
Abstract

The occurrence of a likely graptolite in lowest Wuliuan strata of the Franconian Forest almost certainly records the oldest known graptolithoid hemichordate in West Gondwana and possibly the oldest graptolite presently known. The fossil is a delicate, erect, apparently unbranched rhabdosome with narrow thecae tentatively assigned to the poorly known genus Ovetograptus of the Dithecodendridae. This report includes an overview of pre-Furongian graptolithoids with slight corrections on the stratigraphic position of earlier reported species.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12542-022-00627-5/fulltext.html
DOI10.1007/s12542-022-00627-5
Short TitlePalZ