Paleontological Journal

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 503–504 | Cite as

First record of dinocarida from Russia

  • A. G. Ponomarenko


A fragment of a relatively large (on the Cambrian scale) animal, apparently a dinocarid, was discovered in bituminous shale of the Middle Cambrian Kuonamka Formation of the Olenek River near the village Olenek in northeastern Siberia. The exact taxonomic position of the specimen cannot be determined because of to its incompleteness, but it does not seem to belong to any previously described dinocarid genus.

Key words

Dinocarida Middle Cambrian northeastern Siberia Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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