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Earliest Devonian gnathostome microremains from central New South Wales (Australia)

Carole J. BURROW

en Geodiversitas 25 (2) - Pages 273-288

Published on 27 June 2003

The vertebrate faunas in limestone samples of earliest Devonian age, which were collected from 10 localities near Trundle, central New South Wales, Australia, include scales of acanthodians Nostolepis lacrima Valiukevicius, 1994, Radioporacanthodes porosus (Brotzen, 1934), Gomphonchus sandelensis (Pander, 1856), Trundlelepis sp. and Gomphonchoporus hoppei (Gross, 1947), as well as scales and dermal bone fragments from romundinid, palaeacanthaspid and ?brindabellaspid placoderms, and scales of the palaeoniscoid Terenolepis turnerae Burrow, 1995. Although the vertebrate remains are not plentiful, the assemblages are significant in being dominated by taxa which are found in coeval deposits of the circum-Arctic region.

Keywords :

Acanthodii, Placodermi, palaeoniscoid, Devonian, Lochkovian, Cookeys Plains Formation, Australia

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