Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Clupeid scales from the Menilite Beds (Palaeogene) of the Carpathians

Wiesława Szymczyk

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 23 (3), 1978: 387-407

A reconstruction of the arrangement and variation of the scales in different parts of the body of the Carpathian Clupeidae, Clupea sardinites Heckel and Alosa cf. sagorensis Steindachner, has been made. The squamation of Alosa sp. is partially described. The taxonomy of the species is revised. Alosa cf. sagorensis Steindachner has not previously been recorded from the Menilite Beds, and it is suggested that clupeid scales may be useful for stratigraphical purposes in the Carpathians.

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