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 with ecological considerations. It is the first fossil scorpion record from Russia.
Fet, V., Soleglad, M. E., Mosseichik, Y. V., & Shcherbakov, D. E. 2004 . A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin. Euscorpius, No. 13: 1-5.