Scolecodont Specimen Type
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Scolecodonts are from the chewing apparatus
of a worm unrelated to conodonts, although they may have some superficial
Comments -- Biomineralization -- incorporating in very small abounts of calcium,
iiron or even copper -- can make tissues tough enough to function as teeth.
An interesting article on this subject: High abrasion resistance
with sparse mineralization: copper biomineral in worm jaws. Science
vol 298 11 Oct 2002 p389.
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