Lower Triassic conodonts from Hornsund, South Spitsbergen

Krzysztof Birkenmajer, Jerzy Trammer


Lower Triassic (Dienerian) conodont fauna determined from the Myalina marker horizon of the Vardebukta Formation at Hornsund, Spitsbergen, includes: Ellisonia triassica Muller, Neospathodus dieneri Sweet, N. peculiaris Sweet and N. svalbardensis Trammer, sp. n. This is the first record of the Triassic conodonts from Svalbard. The age of the Vardebukta Formation at Hornsund is determined as the Griesbachian and Dienerian.

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