Podrobnosti záznamu

    Ordovician and Silurian polychaete diversity and biogeography
    Eriksson, Mats
    Hints, Olle
    Paxton, Hannelore
    Tonarová, Petra
Typ dokumentu
    část monografie (kapitola)
Zdrojový dokument - monografie
    Early Palaeozoic Biogeography and Palaeogeography
    Počet výtisků: 500
Výraz tezauru
    Polychaetes, scolecodonts, Ordovician, Silurian, palaeobiogeography
Klíčové slovo
Abstrakt (anglicky)
   Eunicidan polychaetes formed a significant part of Early Palaeozoic marine invertebrate communities, as shown by the abundance and diversity of scolecodonts (polychaete jaws) in the fossil record. In this study we summarize the early radiation and biodiversity trends and discuss the palaeobiogeography of these fossils. The oldest (latest Cambrian-Early Ordovician) representatives had primitive, usually symmetrical, placognath/ctenognath type jaw apparatuses. The first more advanced taxa, possessing labidognath-type jaw apparatuses or placognath apparatuses with compound maxillae, are first recorded in the Middle Ordovician. The most significant increase in generic diversity occurred in the Darriwilian, when many common taxa appeared and diversified. The Ordovician and Silurian scolecodont occurrences allow some palaeobiogeographical units and distribution patterns to be explored and outlined. The most robust data presently at hand derive from successions in Baltica and Laurentia. That
   information, together with new records from other palaeocontinents, reveals a wide distribution for the most frequent and species-rich genera and families, similar to the biogeographical patterns of extant polychaetes. Like many other benthic and pelagic fossil groups, scolecodont-bearing polychaetes show an increased cosmopolitan character in the Silurian as compared with the Ordovician. Species-level endemism appears to be relatively common, inferring a potential for scolecodonts as biogeographical tools in the future.
    Česká geologická služba
Kód přispěvatele
    ČGS (RIV)
Zdrojový formát
Datum importu
    15. 10. 2014