Paleontological Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 409–413

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


DOI: 10.1134/S0031030108040102

Cite this article as:
Ivakhnenko, M.F. Paleontol. J. (2008) 42: 409. doi:10.1134/S0031030108040102


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 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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