Paleontological Journal

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 302–312

A new clupeid genus (pisces, clupeiformes, clupeidae) from the Sarmatian of the Eastern Paratethys, Krasnodar Region


DOI: 10.1134/S0031030112030057

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Baykina, E.M. Paleontol. J. (2012) 46: 302. doi:10.1134/S0031030112030057


Two collections of clupeid fishes, which have previously been assigned to the species Sardinella sardinites (Heckel, 1850), from the Lower and Middle Sarmatian of the Pshekha River Basin (Western Ciscaucasia, Krasnodar Region) were studied. A new genus, Illusionella gen. nov., with two species, I. tsurevica sp. nov. and I. pshekhensis sp. nov., was described based on morphological characteristics. They are the most abundant species in Sarmatian fish assemblages of the Psekups-Belaya interfluve.


PiscesClupeidaenew taxaSarmatianEastern ParatethysCiscaucasia

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paleontology, Geological FacultyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia