Geosciences Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 133–139 | Cite as

Phylogenetic relationships among Adelograptus, Ancoragraptus and Psigraptus

  • Hyun Su Cho
  • Jeong Yul Kim
  • Yeong Pil Jin


New graptolite material from the Mungok Formation, Yeongwol, Korea, suggests that psigraptids evolved from a species of Ancoragraptus. The main trait of the proposed lineage is a reclined rhabdosome, stipe reduction, and metathecal separation. Ancoragraptus psigraptoides new species, which is the intermediary between Adelograptus sp. 1 and Psigraptus jacksoni, is described. The free metasicula and slightly reclined stipes appear first in Ancoragraptus psigraptoides. A possible route for the lineage is discussed: Adelograptus sp. 1-Ancoragraptus psigraptoides-Psigraptus jacksoni.

Key words

graptolite phylogeny Ordovician Mungok Yeongwol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeologyState University of New York at BuffaloNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Earth Sciences EducationKorea National University of EducationChungbukKorea

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