SCOLECODONTS

SCOLECODONTS: the scleroprotein teeth, jaws, and associated features of polychaet annelid worms. Size from 100 - 4000 micrometers. Present in marine sediments from the Ordivician (ca. 480 Ma) to the Recent, but used for stratigraphic purposes primarily in the Paleozoic.

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