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A reconstruction of the lophophore of Devonian rhynchonellids (Brachiopoda) by using X-Ray micro-CT


Author(s)

A. V. Pakhnevich


Abstract:

The X-ray microtomographic study has revealed contrast inclusions (possibly iron compounds) in several shells of Devonian (Emsian–Famennian) rhynchonellids (Brachiopoda) from Transcaucasia. Judging by the location of inclusions, they may correspond to soft tissues of lophophores. The spire-shaped inclusion in the shell of the holotype of the Late Devonian Sharovaella mirabilis Pakhnevich, 2012 has typical features of spirolophe and is interpreted as a part of one of lophophore spires. This find suggests that in the Late Devonian the spirolophe already existed in rhynchonellids. The dorsoventrally directed spirolophous lophophore is an ancient conservative feature of the order Rhynchonellida.


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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S0031030117020113

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)