Paleontological Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 113–122

Small Vendian transversely Articulated fossils

  • A. Yu. Ivantsov

DOI: 10.1134/S0031030107020013

Cite this article as:
Ivantsov, A.Y. Paleontol. J. (2007) 41: 113. doi:10.1134/S0031030107020013


Three new genera of transversely articulated Metazoa are described from the Upper Vendian of the Arkhangelsk Region (Russia). Tamga gen. nov. and Lossinia gen. nov. are recognized to be closely related to the extinct Precambrian phylum Proarticulata; Ivovicia gen. nov. is considered as a true member of Proarticulata; all of the new genera are monotypic. Onega stepanovi Fedonkin is also reinterpreted as Proarticulata. The replacement generic name Archaeaspinus is introduced for the preoccupied Archaeaspis Ivantsov. Vendomia menneri Keller is assigned to Dickinsonia Sprigg.

Key words

Proarticulatanew taxareplacement namesPrecambrianVendianArkhangelsk RegionRussia

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Ivantsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia