Scolecodonts are the chitinous mouth-parts of marine polychaetous worms. They are organic and are commonly found as disassociated elements in association with acritarchs and chitinozoans in marine shales. They have a patchy geological record from the Early Ordovician to Recent. They are most diverse in the Upper Ordovician-Devonian shallow marine limestones and shales. Though the biostratigraphical utility of scolecodonts has yet to be realized, attempts to use them as geothermometers have proved successful.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Freehand Sketching An Introduction

Freehand Sketching An Introduction

Learn to sketch by working through these quick, simple lessons. This Learn to Sketch course will help you learn to draw what you see and develop your skills.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment