Image: Oepikodus pincallyensis Zhen, 1

Oepikodus pincallyensis Zhen, 1

Oepikodus pincallyensis Zhen, 2003 from far western New South Wales, Australia.M (A), Pa (B-F) and Pb (G-J) elements of Oepikodus pincallyensis. Scale bars 100 µm.

Photographer:
Yong Yi Zhen
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Diagnosis

A species of Oepikodus with an apparatus including seven morphotypes (M, Sa, Sb, Sc, Sd, Pa, and Pb and elements); both Pa and Pb elements with a longer denticulate posterior process, a shorter denticulate outer lateral process, and an inner-laterally curved anterior process which is adenticulate (Pa) or denticulate (Pb); S elements typical (Sa and Sd) or modified (Sb and Sc) quadriramate.

Age

Early Ordovician (Floian), about 472-478 Ma.

Distribution

Western New South Wales, Australia.

Reference

Zhen, Y. Y., Percival, I.G. & Webby, B.D. 2003: Early Ordovician conodonts from far western New South Wales, Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 55 (2), 169-220.

 

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