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Noun1.Conodonta - extinct order of primitive vertebrates; the precise taxonomy is not clear; in some classifications considered a separate phylum
animal order - the order of animals
Agnatha, superclass Agnatha - superclass of eel-shaped chordates lacking jaws and pelvic fins: lampreys; hagfishes; some extinct forms
conodont - small (2 inches long) extinct eellike fish with a finned tail and a notochord and having cone-shaped teeth containing cellular bone; late Cambrian to late Triassic; possible predecessor of the cyclostomes
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However, pending formal cladistic analysis of phylogenetic relationships within the Conodonta, we use the order here as presented by Sweet (1988).
We interpret this phenomenon as similarity/homogeneity of the primary biomineralization product for Conodonta.
Occasionally there appear levels rich in lamelibranchs, foraminifera, remnants of fishes, ostracoda and conodonta, but no biostratigraphic determination was possible.