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First occurrence and biogeographical significance of the operculate tetracoral Goniophyllum from the Wenlock (Silurian) of Baillie-Hamilton Island, Canadian Arctic
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers
  • Anthony J Wright, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
82057
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Publication Details

Wright, A. J. (2013). First occurrence and biogeographical significance of the operculate tetracoral Goniophyllum from the Wenlock (Silurian) of Baillie-Hamilton Island, Canadian Arctic. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 44 143-148.

Abstract

Opercula of the Silurian tetracoral genera Goniophyllum and Rhizophyllum are described from early Wenlock (Sheinwoodian) strata of the Cape Phillips Formation, Baillie-Hamilton Island, Canadian Arctic. This is the first record of Goniophyllum in northern Laurentia, emphasising previously recognised faunal connections of this region with Baltica and Avalonia. As the opercula of Goniophyllum belong mostly to very early juveniles, which have not previously been documented, specific identification is impossible.

Citation Information
Anthony J Wright. "First occurrence and biogeographical significance of the operculate tetracoral Goniophyllum from the Wenlock (Silurian) of Baillie-Hamilton Island, Canadian Arctic" (2013)
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