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Article: A new articulated thelodont (Agnatha) from the early Devonian of Britain

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 25
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1982
Page(s): 879 889
Author(s): Susan Turner
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TURNER, S. 1982. A new articulated thelodont (Agnatha) from the early Devonian of Britain. Palaeontology25, 4, 879–889.

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A new articulated early Devonian specimen of a thelodont from Britain is described. It is a nikoliviid and is referred to a new species, Nikolivia milesi. The scales of this form bear some resemblance to those of N. oervigi (Karatajute-Talimaa 1968) and N. elongata (Karatajute-Talimaa 1978), and possibly N.? ('Sigurdia') heintzae (Dineley and Loeffler 1976). The presence of a possible pore canal system is noted. No other new characters to help decide the relationship of thelodonts to other agnatha are present. A comparison is made with other articulated thelodonts and a suggestion for the mode of life is given.
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