Paleontological Journal

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 503–504

First record of dinocarida from Russia


DOI: 10.1134/S0031030110050047

Cite this article as:
Ponomarenko, A.G. Paleontol. J. (2010) 44: 503. doi:10.1134/S0031030110050047


A fragment of a relatively large (on the Cambrian scale) animal, apparently a dinocarid, was discovered in bituminous shale of the Middle Cambrian Kuonamka Formation of the Olenek River near the village Olenek in northeastern Siberia. The exact taxonomic position of the specimen cannot be determined because of to its incompleteness, but it does not seem to belong to any previously described dinocarid genus.

Key words

DinocaridaMiddle Cambriannortheastern SiberiaRussia

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia