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A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin
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  • Victor Fet, Marshall University
  • Michael E. Soleglad
  • Yulia V Mosseichik, Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dmitry E Shcherbakov, Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
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Abstract
This note describes a fossil fragment from the Upper Viséan (ca. 330 Ma), of the Moscow Coal Basin (Novgorod Region, Russia). The fossil is identified as the cuticle of a single leg segment (left femur) of a scorpion (Arachnida: Scorpiones), without any further taxonomic placement. The anatomical details of the fragment are given, along with ecological considerations. It is the first fossil scorpion record from Russia.
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Victor Fet, Michael E. Soleglad, Yulia V Mosseichik and Dmitry E Shcherbakov. "A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin" p. 1 - 5
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