Paleontological Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 409-413

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The first Whaitsiid (Therocephalia, Theromorpha) from the terminal Permian of eastern Europe

  • M. F. IvakhnenkoAffiliated withPaleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 

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The first representative of the family Whaitsiidae, Megawhaitsia patrichae gen. et sp. nov., from the terminal Permian of eastern Europe is described. This is a very large predator that appeared in the Vyazniki Tetrapod Assemblage in conditions of large predatory biomorph deficiency.

Key words

Therocephalia Permian Eastern Europe