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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 697–706 | Cite as

Chondrichthyans from the Lower Carboniferous of Yakutia, Russia

  • A. O. IvanovEmail author
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Abstract

Teeth of Cladodoides cf. wildungensis (Jaekel), fin spines of Ctenacanthus cf. angulatus Newberry et Worthen and Ctenacanthus sp. occur in the Lower Carboniferous Emyaksin Formation of the Vilyui River, Yakutia, Vilyui Syneclise, eastern part of the Siberian Platform. The assemblage includes widespread chondrichthyan taxa, along with endemic sarcopterygian fishes. The systematic position of Cladodoides is discussed. Their teeth possess some features characteristic of stethacanthids and ctenacanthids.Cladodoides is probably the basal taxon of cladodontomorph sharks.

Keywords:

Chondrichthyes Lower Carboniferous Yakutia Russia 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I am grateful to O.A. Lebedev (PIN) for placing specimens at my disposal, to O. Hampe (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin) for an opportunity to study the collection of Wildungen specimens, to R. Rakitov (PIN) for assistance during SEM microphotography and S. Nilov (Institute of the Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg) for the microtomographic images. This study was partly supported by a grant from Saint-Petersburg State University, no. 0.38.292.2015. The work was performed according to the Russian Government Program for Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University among World’s Leading Scientific and Education Centers. Research was performed at the Center for Geo-Environmental Research and Modeling (GEOMODEL) of the Research Park of St. Petersburg State University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Kazan (Volga Region) Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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