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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 691–773 | Cite as

Devonian antiarchs (Pisces, Antiarchi) from central and Southern European Russia

  • S. V. Moloshnikov
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Abstract

Antiarchi (Pisces, Placodermi) from the Devonian of central and southern European Russia (Central Devonian Field) are studied. Antiarchs belong to three families, the Asterolepididae, Remigolepididae (suborder Asterolepidoidei), and Bothriolepididae (suborder Bothriolepidoidei). The diagnoses of the order, two suborders, three families, and five genera (two of which are new) are given. Sixteen species, including one new, are described; ten taxa are determined in open nomenclature. Morphological structures of representatives of these families are considered in detail. Classifications of antiarchs and their position in the system of the lower vertebrates are discussed. Devonian vertebrate localities of central and southern European Russia that have yielded antiarchs are listed. Each locality is characterized by its ichthyoassemblage.

Key words

Antiarchi Placodermi Devonian Central Devonian Field European Russia 

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