Skip to content Skip to navigation

Article: Silurian (Wenlock-Ludlow) graptolites from Bolivia

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 45
Part: 2
Publication Date: March 2002
Page(s): 327 341
Author(s): Jörg Maletz, Ramiro Suárez Soruco and Sven Olaf Egenhoff
Addition Information

How to Cite

MALETZ, J., SORUCO, R., EGENHOFF, S. 2002. Silurian (Wenlock–Ludlow) graptolites from Bolivia. Palaeontology45, 2, 327–341.

Online Version Hosted By

Wiley Online Library
Get Article: Wiley Online Library [Pay-to-View Access] |


Well preserved middle to upper Silurian (Wenlock-Ludlow) graptolites from Bolivia are described for the first time. Generally monospecific graptolite faunas, of species largely endemic to South America, are found in a few levels in the lower part of the Kirusillas, Rio Carrasco and Uncia formations. The oldest identified level yields specimens of Pristiograptus praedeubeli (Jaeger) and is referred to the upper Wenlock. Younger faunas belong to the Ludlow and include Saetograptus, Monograptus and Neodiversograptus specimens. These may be referred to the Gorstian (lower Ludlow). The fauna includes Saetograptus argentinus robustus ssp. nov. and Monograptus bolivianus sp. nov.

PalAss Go! URL: | Twitter: Share on Twitter | Facebook: Share on Facebook | Google+: Share on Google+