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Article: Octocorallian and hydroid fossils from the Lower Ordovician of Wales

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 48
Part: 2
Publication Date: March 2005
Page(s): 433 445
Author(s): John C. W. Cope
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COPE, J. C. W. 2005. Octocorallian and hydroid fossils from the Lower Ordovician of Wales. Palaeontology48, 2, 433–445.

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Octocorallian and hydroid fossils are described from the Lower Ordovician (Arenig Series) of Wales. They include gorgoniids that are the earliest known fossils of this group: Petilavenula varifurcata gen. et sp. nov. and P. surculosa gen. et sp. nov. Pennalina crossi gen. et sp. nov. is probably also a gorgoniid but may be a hydroid. A new hydroid, Pontifennia gracilis gen. et sp. nov., is also described.
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