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Title: Reconstruction, composition and homology of conodont skeletons – a response to Agematsu et al. 2018
Authors: Purnell, Mark
Zhang, Muhui
Jiang, Haishui
Lai, Xu-Long
First Published: 18-Jul-2018
Publisher: Wiley for Palaeontological Association
Citation: Palaeontology, 2018, 61(5), pp. 793-796
Abstract: [First paragraph] AGEMATSU et al. (2018) commented on our recent paper about testing hypotheses of element loss and apparatus stability in the apparatus composition of complex conodonts (Zhang et al. 2017). They take issue not with our approach, but with our specific hypothesis concerning the skeletal apparatus of Hindeodus parvus. We proposed that,in marked contrast to the remarkable anatomical conservatism exhibited by ozarkodinid conodonts, which seem not to vary their 15 element ‘dental formula’ over a period in excess of 250 million years, H. parvus had only 13 elements, lacking 2 elements from the posterior P domain of the apparatus.Our paper presents an hypothesis of homology for the skeletal elements of H. parvus that Agematsu et al. (2018) argue is incorrrect, based on three lines of reasoning
DOI Link: 10.1111/pala.12387
ISSN: 0031-0239
eISSN: 1475-4983
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Wiley for Palaeontological Association. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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