Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 13, pp 1545–1552 | Cite as

Pterygotid Eurypterids from the Upper Silurian of Podolia (Ukraine)

  • S. V. NaugolnykhEmail author
  • E. S. Shpinev


Fossil remains of the pterygotid eurypterid Pterygotus sp. were found in the early 1990s in the Upper Silurian of the Velika Slobidka locality (Podolia, near Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnitskyi Province, Ukraine). The collection studied includes two well-preserved coxae and sternites I–II (including operculum and genital appendage). Judging from the size of the larger coxa, the length of this pterygotid was more than one meter.


Eurypterids pterygotids Pterygotus Silurian East European Platform 



The study was conducted under state contract no. 0135-2016-0001 at the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 18-04-00322, and was partly financed by a Kazan Federal University Competitive Growth Program. We are grateful to D.E. Shcherbakov (Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) for valuable consultations and comments. We thank members of the Ukrainian Paleontological Society who helped in organizing the field trip to the studied locality, and also all colleagues who helped at various stages of preparation of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.K.A. Timiryazev State Biological MuseumMoscowRussia

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