Alexey S. Bashkuev


Born November 23, 1983 in Moscow.
In 2007, graduated from Moscow State University, Geological Faculty, Department of Paleontology.
Research associate of Laboratory of Arthropods, Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (from 2004 to 2008 laboratory assistant).

Scientific interests:

Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of fossil mecopteroid insects.
Entomofaunas in the Permian and Triassic.



In progress:


  1. Prokin A.A., Makarov K.V., Ponomarenko A.G., & Bashkuev A.S. (2013) New beetle larvae (Coleoptera: Coptoclavidae, Caraboidea, Polyphaga) from the Upper Triassic of Germany. Russian Entomological Journal, 22(4): 259274. PDF
  2. Bashkuev A.S. (2013) New Permochoristidae (Mecoptera) from the Isady locality. In: Aristov D.S. (ed.) Fossil insects of the Middle and Upper Permian of European Russia. Paleontological Journal, 47(7): 735-742. (DOI: 10.1134/S0031030113070010) Complete volume (47 Mb)
  3. Aristov D.S., Bashkuev A.S., & Vassilenko D.V. (2013) The Severodvinian locality of Isady (= Mutovino) in Vologda Region: Review of the entomofauna. In: Aristov D.S. (ed.) Fossil insects of the Middle and Upper Permian of European Russia. Paleontological Journal, 47(7): 658-667. (DOI: 10.1134/S0031030113070010) Complete volume (47 Mb)
  4. Bashkuev A.S. (2013) New Mecoptera from the end-Permian intertrappean deposits of the Tunguska Basin. Russian Entomological Journal, 22(1): 14. PDF
  5. Bashkuev A., Sell J., Aristov D., Ponomarenko A., Sinitshenkova N., & Mahler H. (2012) Insects from the Buntsandstein of Lower Franconia and Thuringia. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 86(2): 175-185. (DOI: 10.1007/s12542-011-0119-8) PDF
  6. Bashkuev A.S. (2011) The earliest Mesopsychidae and revision of the family Mesopanorpodidae (Mecoptera). In: Shcherbakov D.E., Engel M.S., Sharkey M.J. (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Fossil and Modern Insects: Honouring Alexandr Rasnitsyn. ZooKeys, 130: 263-279. (DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.130.1611) (Open access)
  7. Bashkuev A.S. (2011) Nedubroviidae, a new family of Mecoptera: the first Paleozoic long-proboscid scorpionfies. Zootaxa, 2895: 47-57. Abstract Request PDF
  8. Bashkuev A.S. (2010) New scorpionflies (Insecta: Mecoptera: Permochoristidae) from the Ufimian of Cisuralia. Paleontological Journal, 44(3): 291-296. (DOI: 10.1134/S0031030110030081) PDF
  9. Ren D., Labandeira C.C., Santiago-Blay J.A., Rasnitsyn A., Shih Ch.-k., Bashkuev A., Logan M.A.V., Hotton C.L., & Dilcher D. (2009) A probable pollination mode before angiosperms: Eurasian, long-proboscid scorpionflies. Science, 326: 840-847. (DOI: 10.1126/science.1178338) PDF and Supporting Online Material
  10. Bashkuev A.S. (2008) The first record of Kaltanidae (Insecta: Mecoptera: Kaltanidae) in the Permian of European Russia. Paleontological Journal, 42(4): 401-405.
    (DOI: 10.1134/S0031030108040084) PDF
  11. Aristov D.S. & Bashkuev A.S. (2008) New insects (Insecta: Mecoptera, Grylloblattida) from the Middle Permian Chepanikha locality (Udmurtia). Paleontological Journal, 42(2): 159-165. PDF