4.  Comparison of Immature Forms
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The way that conodonts grow is revealed in their internal structure.  For example, the element P4J41X03 shown below developed a series of denticles that increased in size and spacing as the element grew toward maturity.

The conodont elements shown below are thought to indicate a series of immature forms.

Conodonts C34A41 and I3F25
-- A001
Comment: Both elements are sized to common scale below, shown with scale bar ( .65 mm.)  Lower element may represent immature form, in which fusion of cusp has not yet taken place. Note that significant growth along cusp axis is likely if this is true.
I3F55 -- 
C37AZ51 --  -- C34A30

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