Paleontological Journal

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 468–474

Possible traces of feeding by beetles in coniferophyte wood from the Kazanian of the Kama River basin


DOI: 10.1134/S0031030110040131

Cite this article as:
Naugolnykh, S.V. & Ponomarenko, A.G. Paleontol. J. (2010) 44: 468. doi:10.1134/S0031030110040131


Possible traces of feeding by wood-boring beetle larvae (Coleoptera, ?Permocupedidae) are described from the Middle Permian locality Tikhie Gory (Tatarstan, right bank of the Kama River, Kazanian Stage). The traces in the form of perpendicular tunnels and shafts were left in picnoxylic wood of some coniferophytes s.l. (the orders Pinales, Cordaitales, or Vojnovskyales).

Key words

wood beetle Coleoptera coniferophyte Permian paleoecology trace-fossils 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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