Paleontological Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 526–530

A new species of the pufferfish Eotetraodon (Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontidae) from the Eocene of the Northern Caucasus

Authors

    • Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • J. C. Tyler
    • National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian Institution (MRC-106)
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0031030108050080

Cite this article as:
Bannikov, A.F. & Tyler, J.C. Paleontol. J. (2008) 42: 526. doi:10.1134/S0031030108050080

Abstract

The Eocene pufferfish genus Eotetraodon (Tetraodontidae) has previously been known only on the basis of E. pygmaeus (Zigno, 1887) from the lowermost Middle Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy. To Eotetraodon we now add E. gornylutshensis sp. nov. from the uppermost Middle Eocene of the Kuma Horizon of the northern Caucasus (Gorny Luch locality). E. gornylutshensis sp. nov. differs from E. pygmaeus by having much longer ribs and one less vertebra in the caudal peduncle.

Key words

TetraodontiformesTetraodontidaenew taxaEoceneNorthern CaucasusRussia

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