Paleontological Journal

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 392–399 | Cite as

New sharks of the genus Abdounia (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the Upper Eocene of the Trans-Ural Region



Two new species of carcharhinid sharks from the Late Eocene deposits (Tavda Formation) of the southern Trans-Urals, Abdounia vassilyevae sp. nov., previously determined as A. aff. beaugei, and A. lata sp. nov., are described. To date, up to five Priabonian species of Abdounia have been recorded. New finds supplement the data on diversity, evolution, and paleobiogeography of Abdounia.


Abdounia carcharhinid sharks new species Upper Eocene southern Trans-Ural 


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  1. 1.Zavaritskii Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia

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