Paleontological Journal

, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 542–546 | Cite as

New data on the morphology of the snake mackerel Abadzekhia tarletskovi Bannikov (Perciformes, Gempylidae) from the Lower Oligocene of the Northern Caucasus



A new record of an almost complete and well-preserved skeleton of the gempylid fish Abadzekhia tarletskovi Bannikov, 2005 (Perciformes) in the Lower Maikopian (Lower Oligocene) of the Northern Caucasus (Apsheronskii District) allowed a more complete restoration of its morphology. To date, the species A. tarletskovi has only been known from the holotype (posterior portion of the body) from the same locality.


Perciformes, Gempylidae Abadzekhia tarletskovi Lower Oligocene North Caucasus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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