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Author Mercurio, Randy ♦ Kopylov, Dmitry ♦ Khramov, Alexander V. ♦ Shear, William A.
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Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Paleobiology PAS
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Date Created 2018-09-06
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) GN282-286.7 ♦ QE701-760
Subject Keyword Scolopendromorpha ♦ Tshekarda ♦ Anthropology ♦ Recreation ♦ Somatology ♦ Permian ♦ Geology ♦ Physical anthropology ♦ Isady ♦ Human paleontology ♦ Russia ♦ Paleontology ♦ Human evolution ♦ Geography ♦ Fossil man ♦ Science ♦ Chilopoda
Abstract While fossils of myriapods are well-known from the Devonian and Carboniferous, until recently sediments from the Permian have been largely devoid of the remains of this important group of terrestrial arthropods. Only one locality reported to yield fossils of a single species of millipede has been cited for the Permian, and that through a reevaluation of strata previously thought to be Triassic. We report fossils of two new genera and species of scolopendromorph centipede (Chilopoda), Permocrassacus novokshonovi gen. et sp. nov., from the lower Permian of Tshekarda (the Urals, Russia) and Permocryptops shelleyi gen. et sp. nov., from the upper Permian of Isady (North European Russia). These are the first centipedes to be reported and the second and third myriapods to be formally named from the Permian Period. They are compared to previously described scolopendromorphs from the Carboniferous and Cretaceous. The new species possess enlarged ultimate legs, which probably were used as means of anchoring themselves to the substrate, or to aid in defense and prey capture.
ISSN 17322421
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-09-01
e-ISSN 05677920
Journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica
Volume Number 63
Issue Number 3
Page Count 7
Starting Page 549
Ending Page 555


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