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The earliest leperditicope arthropod; a new genus from the Ordovician of Spitsbergen

Mark Williams and David J. Siveter
The earliest leperditicope arthropod; a new genus from the Ordovician of Spitsbergen
Journal of Micropalaeontology (November 2008) 27, Part 2: 97-101

Abstract

A new leperditicope from the carbonate-dominated sequence of the Nordporten Member of the Kirtonryggen Formation, Spitsbergen, is the oldest confirmed representative of this group of bivalved arthropods. It occurs at a stratigraphical level low in the Floian Stage of the Early Ordovician, and below rocks bearing graptolites of the Pendeograptus fructicosus Biozone. Its occurrence emphasizes an "out of Laurentia" palaeogeographical origin for leperditicopes, though there are no obvious antecedents in the earlier, Cambrian record of that palaeocontinent. J. Micropalaeontol. 27(2): 97-101, November 2008.


ISSN: 0262-821X
EISSN: 2041-4978
Serial Title: Journal of Micropalaeontology
Serial Volume: 27, Part 2
Title: The earliest leperditicope arthropod; a new genus from the Ordovician of Spitsbergen
Affiliation: University of Leicester, Department of Geology, Leicester, United Kingdom
Pages: 97-101
Published: 200811
Text Language: English
Publisher: British Micropalaeontological Society, London, United Kingdom
References: 38
Accession Number: 2009-059221
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map
N79°15'00" - N80°00'00", E15°40'00" - E18°30'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200932
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