Decoriconus Cooper 1976 (conodont)

Conodonta - Strachanognathidae

Full reference: B. J. Cooper. 1976. Multielement Conodonts from the St. Clair Limestone (Silurian) of Southern Illinois. Journal of Paleontology 50(2):205-217

Parent taxon: Strachanognathidae according to J. Dzik 1994

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cornuodus, Scabbardella, Strachanognathus, Scolopodus, Scalpellodus, Belodella, Pseudooneotodus

Subtaxa: Decoriconus fragilis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (6 collections), Austria (32), Morocco (9), United States (1: Texas)

• Silurian to Devonian of Australia (8)

• Silurian of Australia (20), Austria (2), Canada (29: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), Estonia (52), Greenland (9), Latvia (4), Lithuania (16), Morocco (2), Poland (5), the Russian Federation (8), Sweden (37), the United Kingdom (5), United States (133: Illinois, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: Nunavut)

• Ordovician to Devonian of Canada (1: Nunavut)

• Ordovician of Austria (2), Canada (6: Northwest Territories, Québec), Estonia (15), the Russian Federation (8), Sweden (8), United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 420 collections each including a single occurrence

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