general info about Theriologia Ukrainica

Novitates Theriologicae

ISSN 2709-491X (print) ISSN 2709-4928 (online)

2021 Vol. 12 Contents of volume >>>



download pdfDernov, V. 2021. Geographical distribution and species diagnostics of the Carboniferous and Permian genus Gzheloceras (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea). Novitates Theriologicae, 12: 267273.



Geographical distribution and species diagnostics of the Carboniferous and Permian genus Gzheloceras (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea)


Vitaliy Dernov (Institute of Geological Sciences, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv)


The article is devoted to an attempt to trace the ways of distribution of Late Paleozoic nautilids Gzheloceras Ruzhencev et Shimansky, 1954. The genus Gzheloceras Ruzhencev et Shimansky (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea) includes a large number of species from Carboniferous and Permian sediments. Representatives of the genus Gzheloceras were distributed mainly in the northern hemisphere. They inhabited the warm epicontinental seas of the northern and north-western periphery of the Palaeo-Tethys. Species of the genus Gzheloceras differ from each other by insignificant differences in the position of the siphuncle, the details of the surface ornamentation, less often in the form of suture and the shape of the cross section of the whorls. The form of the conch and a transverse ornamentation indicate a nectobenthic lifestyle of the genus Gzheloceras. The centre of origin of the genus is the waters on the place of modern Kazakhstan. In the Serpukhovian or Early Bashkirian, representatives of the genus Gzheloceras, apparently, dispersed into the Urals. The genus Gzheloceras flourished in the Early Permian of the Urals.


Ukrainian, with English summary



Alekseev, A. S. 2001. Correlation of the Moscovian Stage. Middle Carboniferous of the Moscow Syneclise (southern part). Vol. 1. Stratigraphy. Moscow, 215228. (in Russian).
Barskov, I. S., M. S. Boiko. 2016. Sakmarian (Early Permian) nautilids of the Shakh-Tau reef (Bashkortostan). Golden age of Russian malacology. Moscow, Saratov, 207211. (in Russian).
Crick, G. C. 1904. Description of a nautiloid Pleuronautilus pulcher, sp. nov. from the Carboniferous rocks of England. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 6 (1): 1520.
di Pasquo, M. M., G. Grader, 2012. Palynology and paleoenvironment of the Asselian?Artinskian Copacabana Formation at Apillapampa near Cochabamba, Bolivia. Palynology, 36: 264276.
di Pasquo, M., H. Anderson, P. Isaacson. 2017. Record of a PennsylvanianCisuralian marine transgression, southern Bolivia: a short-lived event in western Gondwana? Palaeogeography. Palaeoclimatology. Palaeoecology, 485: 3045.
Dzik, J. 1984. Phylogeny of the Nautiloidea. Palaeontologia Polonica, 45: 1324.
Einor, O. L. 1975. Distribution of brachiopods in the Carboniferous seas of the USSR. Stratigraphy and biogeography of the Carboniferous seas and lands of the USSR, Vishcha shkola, Kiev, 132140. (in Russian).
Einor, O. L., K. G. Voynovsky-Krieger, N. P. Vassiluk, M. V. Vdovenko, S. V. Gorak, N. N. Dunayeva. 1965. Caracteres generaux de la biogeographie de lU.R.S.S. pendant la periode carbonifere. Bulletin Societie geologie de France, VII: 110123.
Fujikawa, M., T. Ishibashi, N. Nakornsri. 1999. Middle Carboniferous cephalopods from Loei area, northern Thailand. Proceedings of Geological Society of Malaysia, 45: 467475.
Grader, G. W., P. E. Isaacson, E. Diaz-Martinez, M. C. Pope. 2008. Pennsylvanian and Permian sequences in Bolivia: direct responses to Gondwana glaciation. In: Fielding, C. R., T. D. Frank, J. L. Isbell (Eds). The Late Paleozoic Gondwanan Ice Age: timing, extent, duration and stratigraphic records. Geological Society of America Special Paper, 441: 143159.
Hind, W. 1920. The distribution of British Carboniferous nautiloids. Geological Magazine, 57: 405411.
Ishibashi, T., M. Fujikawa. 1999. Permian fauna of the Copacabana Group distributed around the lake Titicaca in the Central Andes. Journal of Geography, 108 (3): 321327.
Kagarmanov, A. Kh. 1975. Posidonian facies in the Carboniferous of Kazakhstan. Abstracts of the VIII International Congress on Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology. Nauka, Moscow, 135. (in Russian).
Kavinate, S., M. Udchachon, H. Fontaine. 2019. Stratigraphy and palaeontology of mid-Carboniferous sequences at Phu Bo Bit in Loei Province, Thailand. Annales de Paleontologie, 105 (3): 191199.
Kullman, J., 2005. Cephalopodenfunde aus der Waidegg-Formation (hohes Oberkarbon) der Karnischen Alpen (?sterreich). Jahrbuch der geologischen bundesanstalt, 145: 7178.
Librovitch, L. S. 1939. Cephalopoda. In: Atlas of indexes fossils of the USSR. Vol. V. Middle and Upper Carboniferous. GONTI, Leningrad-Moscow, 130141. (in Russian).
Melo, J. H. G. 2005. Palynostratigraphy of some Paleozoic rocks units of Bolivia: additional results. VI CON-EXPLO-Congreso de Exploracin y Desarrollo de Hidrocarburos (Mar del Plata), 20.
Merino-Rodo, D., P. Janvier. 1986. Chondrichthyan and Actinopterygian remains from the Lower Permian Copacabana Formation of Bolivia. Geobios, 19 (4): 479493.
Ruzhencev, V.E., V.N. Shimansky. 1954. Lower Permian coiled and curved nautiloids of the South Urals. Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, 1150. (in Russian).
Sakagami, S., Y. Mizuno. 1994. Discovery of middle Pennsylvanian fusulinids and conodonts from the Copacabana Group in the Lake Titicaca region, Bolivia. Proceedings of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, 174: 484494.
Scotese, C. R. 2014. Atlas of Permo-Carboniferous Paleogeographic Maps (Mollweide Projection). Maps 5364, Volume 4, The Late Paleozoic, PALEOMAP Atlas for ArcGIS, PALEOMAP Project.
Shchedukhin, A. Yu., T. B. Leonova. 2020. Late Artinskian nautiloids of the Shakh-Tau Reef (Bashkortostan). Paleontological Journal, 54 (10): 11351151.
Shimansky, V.N. 1967. Carboniferous Nautilida. Nauka, Moscow, 1260. (in Russian).
Wilson, E. C. 1990. Permian corals from Bolivia. Journal of Paleontology, 64 (1): 6078.
Zhang, X., M. Wang, Z., Wang. 1994. Some Late Carboniferous nautiloids from Feicheng coalfield, Shandong. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 33 (3): 376388.


online: 15.06.2021 print: 15.06.2021


to main page of journal >>>

created: 15.06.2021
updated: 24.06.2021

Locations of visitors to this page