Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 1419–1427 | Cite as

New Data on Enosuchid Anthracosauromorphs (Amphibia) of the Middle–Late Permian of European Russia: Part 1. Morphology of Enosuchus breviceps Konzhukova, 1955

  • V. V. BulanovEmail author
  • V. K. GolubevEmail author


Cranial morphology of the type species of the genus Enosuchus, E. breviceps Konzhukova, 1955, is reexamined in detail based on the holotype and previously undescribed specimens from the type locality (Isheevo; Tatarstan, Russia; uppermost Urzhumian). E. breviceps is distinguished from known anthracosauromorphs by the intense osteogenesis of the dermal and endocranial bones, well developed surface ornamentation, the absence of the intertemporal, expanded interorbital region, and very massive quadrate.


Anthracosauromorpha Enosuchus breviceps cranial morphology Middle Permian Eastern Europe 



This study was supported by the State Russian Government Program for Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University among World’s Leading Scientific and Education Centers, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project nos. 17-04-01937, 17‑04-00410, 17-54-10013, 18-04-01063), and programs of fundamental scientific research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Evolution of the Organic World and Planetary Processes” (no. 22).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Kazan (Volga Region) Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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