Paleontological Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 522–525 | Cite as

Possible evidence of predation in placoderms (Pisces) of the Evlanovo basin of central Russia

  • G. V. ZakharenkoEmail author


Two placoderms of different orders from a concretion of the Zyabrevo locality (Evlanovo Regional Stage, Frasnian) in central Russia are described. Five plates of the ventral and lateral sides of the trunk armor are assigned to a plourdosteid arthrodire. Three bones located in the region of its stomach are determined as a juvenile ptyctodontid, Ctenurella sp. Records providing actual evidence of predation in Devonian vertebrates are extremely scarce. Finds of this kind are listed for the first time.

Key words

Placodermi predation Late Devonian Frasnian Central Devonian Field Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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