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 similaries.


P3H01R01 --  -- O3D02

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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