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  • n. Plural form of graptolite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Graptolithus.


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  • They date back to the Lower or Middle Cambrian and include an important class of fossils called graptolites, most of which became extinct in the Carboniferous. condividi - cerca i tuoi siti preferiti -

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  • Among the most remarkable of the tiny fossilized creatures Mr. Zalasiewicz excises from the stone are graptolites — an entirely extinct variety of oceanic drifters that formed intricate, communal chains.

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  • Later Paleozoic seas were dominated by crinoid and blastoid echinoderms, articulate brachiopods, graptolites, and tabulate and rugose corals.


  • The Permian extinction, 244 million years ago, devastated the marine biota: tabulate and rugose corals, blastoid echinoderms, graptolites, and most crinoids died out, as did the last of the trilobites.


  • The foundries and factories had been working at full capacity for years, manufacturing exquisitely detailed ammonites, graptolites and molluscs by the million.

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  • Trilobites, ammonites, crinoids, graptolites and brachiopods are among some of the fossils that can be found in this area.

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  • The presence of Trilobites (species Triarthrus) and graptolites indicate that this ecosystem existed in the Upper Permian, 213 million years ago.

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  • So Fle - ta's hooves avoided trampling the sponges and fernlike graptolites, and the squidlike nautiloids watched with - out reaction.

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  • The typical graptolites are, in the upper part, _Dicellograptus anceps_ and _D. complanatus_; in the lower part, _Pleurograptus linearis_ and

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  • Arenig age, their horizon being defined by graptolites occurring in cherty mudstones and black shales interleaved in lavas and agglomerates.

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