conodont

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conodont

a tooth-like fossil, amber in colour. Conodonts occur in sediments from the CAMBRIAN to the TRIASSIC and are thought to be associated with the mouth-parts of primitive chordates such as members of the AGNATHA.
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These authors reported [delta][.sup.13][C.sub.org] in conodont elements of the Late Devonian genus Palmatolepis (from -24.5[per thousand] to -24.0[per thousand]), Early Carboniferous (Mississippian) siphonodellids (-26.3[per thousand] and -27.3[per thousand]) and Late Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) Streptognathodus elegantulus (from -23.0[per thousand] to -24.0[per thousand]), and noted that significant isotopic differences may be related to 'local changes in source of organic carbon, global changes in the carbon budget, or to dietary differences among conodont animals' (Over & Grossman 1992 p.
parapetus through the latest Famennian-Tournaisian are local changes in the source of organic carbon and/or dietary changes of conodont animals.