Abstract

Four species of the conodont genus Cordylodus are recognised, containing elements that have two apices in the basal cavity (biapical), one extending into the cusp and the other into the first denticle of the posterior process. They are C. prion Lindstrom 1955, C. lindstromi Druce and Jones, 1971, C. prolindstromi sp. nov. and C. sp. nov. B. Cordylodus sp. nov. B has been found only in a single sample and insufficient material is available to establish limits of element morphological variability. In the Ninmaroo Formation of the Georgina Basin, northern Australia, C. prolindstromi sp. nov. is found stratigraphically below the first occurrence of C. lindstromi. This relationship may be important in the resolution of the placement of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary. In all four species, the biapical cavity is best developed in the S elements, poorly developed in the P elements and, except in C. prion, absent in the M element. Multiple basal cavity apices that extend into the cusp and into the base of one or more denticles of the posterior process, may be found in aberrant specimens of most species of Cordylodus, but the consistent presence of the biapical cavity seems to be limited to these four species of the genus. There has been some confusion in the literature about the application of the name Cordylodus lindstromi and most previous identifications of C. lindstromi now need re-evaluation in the light of the species definitions established here .
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