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New Caledonian Triassic Bryozoa

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 March 2016

Andrej Ernst
Institut für Geologie, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstr. 55, D-20146, Hamburg, Germany 〈〉
Priska Schäfer
Institut für Geowissenschaften der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Ludewig-Meyn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany 〈〉
Jack A. Grant-Mackie
School of Environment, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand 〈〉


Four trepostome bryozoan species are described from the Upper Triassic of New Caledonia. They include one new genus Metastenodiscus n. gen. The studied fauna shows strong paleobiogeographic relations to New Zealand and less so to Japan. Morphological similarities between Middle Paleozoic and Triassic trepostome bryozoans (e.g., abundant diaphragms) are explained by homeomorphy.

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