Steindachneria sp. (Steindachneriinae, Merluciidae, Gadiformes), a new fossil record of luminous hake from the Outer Carpathians (Egerian, Ždánice-Hustopeče Formation, Czech Republic)

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Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. Geol. 93 (2008), issue 1–2, pages 219–224
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Steindachneria sp. (Steindachneriinae, Merluciidae, Gadiformes), a new fossil record of luminous hake from the Outer Carpathians (Egerian, Ždánice-Hustopeče Formation, Czech Republic)

An incomplete skeleton from the Egerian (Chattian, nannoplankton NP25 Zone) deposits of the Ždánice-Hustopeče Formation possesses the combination of characters (12–13 abdominal vertebrae, tapering caudal part of the body, remarkable development of the anterior portion of the anal fin, first interneural spine of the second dorsal is stronger than in the preceding spines) corresponding to the genus Steindachneria. This is the first record of the genus Steindachneria in the Upper Oligocene of the Paratethys. This record extends existing up to now the geographical and stratigraphical range of the genus and its occurrence in the Outer Carpathians documents its presence in the larger Mediterranean region including Paratethys.

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Růžena Gregorová, Moravian Museum, Department of Geology and Paleontology, Zelný trh 6, 659 37 Brno, Czech Republic, e-mail: rgregorova@mzm.cz

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Gregorová, R., 2008: Steindachneria sp. (Steindachneriinae, Merluciidae, Gadiformes), a new fossil record of luminous hake from Outer Carpathians (Egerian, Ždánice-Hustopeče Formation, Czech Republic). – Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. geol., 93, 1-2, 219–224, Brno (with Czech summary)
ISSN: 1211–8796