Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 13, pp 1553–1560 | Cite as

A New Record of Adelophthalmus (Eurypterida, Chelicerata) from the Devonian of the South Minusinsk Depression

  • E. S. Shpinev
  • A. N. FilimonovEmail author


A new species of Adelophthalmus Jordan in Jordan et von Meyer, 1854, A. khakassicus sp. nov., from the Givetian (Middle Devonian) of the Republic of Khakassia (Russia) is described. This is one of the oldest species of the genus. It is also interesting in the unusually large for Adelophthalmus.


Eurypterida Adelophthalmus largest Middle Devonian Givetian Siberia Khakassia South Minusinsk Depression 



We are grateful to V.M. Ermakov (OAO “Minusinskaya GRE”) for help during field works, head of the museum L.G. Porokhovnichenko (PM TGU) and T.G. Ksenev (TGU) for an opportunity to study the material, N.N. Starikov (TGU) for an opportunity to take photographs of the holotype, I.D. Sukatcheva and A.G. Ponomarenko (PIN RAS) for a number of valuable remarks on the manuscript, J.A. Dunlop (Natural History Museum, Humboldt University of Berlin), and O.E. Tetlie for consultations on the sizes of representatives of the genus Adelophthalmus and also to M.E. Mikhailenko for creating the reconstruction based on the author’s sketch.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Timiryazev State Biology MuseumMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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