Comments on: a review of the evolution, biostratigraphy, provincialısm and diversity of middle and early late triassic conodonts discussion
Perez-Valera, Juan Alberto
Kılıç, Ali Murat
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CHEN et al. (2016) reviewed and re-evaluated the taxonomy, diversity, evolutionary lineages and stratigraphical distributions of Middle and early Late Triassic conodonts. A total of 24 genera were assigned to 2 families and 7 subfamilies. In that paper, the family Gladigondolellidae was described as monotypic, consisting of the subfamily Gladigondolellinae. Within the family Gondolellidae, new views were presented concerning the subfamilies Cornudininae, Epigondolellinae, Neogondolellinae, Novispathodinae, Paragondolellinae and Pseudofurnishiinae. The latter, which is synonymous with Sephardiellinae, comprises the genera Pseudofurnishius, Sephardiella and Mosherella, and forms an important lineage that characterizes the interval of the late Anisian to earliest Julian. Pseudofurnishius murcianus van den Boogaard, 1966 plays an important role in defining the extent of the Sephardic province (Hirsch 1972). While Pseudofurnishius was originally restricted to the Southern Tethys, Sephardiella and Mosherella achieved a worldwide distribution, thus having significant importance in establishing the biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeography of this period.