Conodont anatomy, chordate phylogeny and vertebrate classification

@article{Donoghue2007ConodontAC,
  title={Conodont anatomy, chordate phylogeny and vertebrate classification},
  author={Philip C. J. Donoghue and Mark A. Purnell and Richard J. Aldridge},
  journal={Lethaia},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={211-219}
}
Interpretations of conodont anatomy and affinity continue to generate controversy. Fossilized soft-tissue evidence indicates that conodonts possessed eyes, extrinsic eye muscles, a notochord, myomeres, a differentiated tail with fin radiais, possible otic capsules and possible branchial structures. Indirect evidence suggests a differentiated brain and cartilaginous head skeleton. The multi-component phosphatic tissue complexes of the conodont feeding apparatus cannot be compared to the… 

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