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Probable microvertebrates, vertebrate-like fossils, and weird things from the Wisconsin Ordovician

  • David L. Clark (a1), John K. Sorenson (a1), Andrea N. Ladd (a1) and James R. Freiheit (a1)


Phosphatic microfossils including probable microvertebrates occur in the Early and Middle Ordovician rocks of Wisconsin. The eight types described here include the probable ostracoderm Anatolepis, and six unidentified but possible vertebrate fragments as well as the palaeoscolecid worm Milaculum. These fossils are rare, but at two localities several specimens per kg were recovered over significant stratigraphic intervals. The high concentration of certain fossils in the lower part of the Galena Group suggests that there is stratigraphic value in their description. Identification of similar material or of articulated assemblages of these fossils may eventually lead to identification of biologic affinities.



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Probable microvertebrates, vertebrate-like fossils, and weird things from the Wisconsin Ordovician

  • David L. Clark (a1), John K. Sorenson (a1), Andrea N. Ladd (a1) and James R. Freiheit (a1)


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