Late Devonian Fish micro-remains from Central Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Geology, Payame Noor University, Shiraz, Iran


Well exposed Famennian, mainly carbonate rocks of the Bahram Formation in the vicinity of Bagher Abad village, Central Iran,
yielded chondrichthyan teeth some sarcopterygii and actinopterygii teeth and fragments. Three different genera were recognized
among the chondrichthyan teeth represented by: Phoebodus turnerae, Ph. spp., Deihim mansureae (M2, M3), Stethacanthus sp..
Acanthodian and sarcopterygians teeth and fragments include: Dipnoi indet., Onychodonthid tooth?, Osteichthyes bone and
Paleonisciformes indet. This assemblage recovered from a shallow shelf environment on the northern margin of Gondwana during Late
Devonian time.