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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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Author(s): Fet, V. | Soleglad, M.E. | Mosseichik, Yu. V. | Shcherbakov, D. E.

Journal: Euscorpius
ISSN 1536-9307

Issue: 13;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Scorpiones | fossil | Carboniferous | Viséan | Moscow Coal Basin | Russia

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 withecological considerations. It is the first fossil scorpion record from Russia.

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