A giant conodont with preserved muscle tissue from the Upper Ordovician of South Africa

@article{Gabbott1995AGC,
  title={A giant conodont with preserved muscle tissue from the Upper Ordovician of South Africa},
  author={S. Gabbott and R. Aldridge and J. N. Theron},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={374},
  pages={800-803}
}
  • S. Gabbott, R. Aldridge, J. N. Theron
  • Published 1995
  • Computer Science
  • Nature
  • AN exceptionally preserved new specimen of the giant conodont Promissum pulchrum reveals details of the trunk musculature, feeding apparatus and eyes. High-fidelity resolution of ultrastruc-tural features of the trunk myomeres provides the first conclusive evidence of muscle-fibre organization and orientation in an extinct agnathan. The presence of fibrous extrinsic eye muscles confirms the degree of encephalization of the conodonts and is consistent with a cladistic position crownwards of the… CONTINUE READING
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