Ignatov M.S.1, Perkovsky E.E.2 2013. Mosses from Sakhalinian amber (Russian Far East) // Arctoa. Vol. 22: 79–82 [in English].

1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail: misha_ignatov@list.ru

2 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, B. Khmelnitsky str., 15, Kiev 01-106, Ukraine; e-mail: perkovsk@gmail.com

KEYWORDS: fossil, mosses, amber, Sakhalin, Middle Eocene, Brachytheciites, Pseudoleskeellites.

ABSTRACT. Mosses are found in Middle Eocene amber from Sakhalin in the Russian Far East for the first time. They are referred to form-genera of Hypnalean mosses and described as Brachytheciites sachalinensis sp. nov. and Pseudoleskeellites obscurus gen. et sp. nov. Both species are known by gametophytes with partly observable leaf cell structure.

doi: 10.15298/arctoa.22.11

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