Werner W. Schwarzhans. Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København, Denmark; and Ahrensburger Weg 103, 22359 Hamburg, Germany. Corresponding author.
Dr Werner Schwarzhans, of Hamburg, Germany, is an associated researcher with the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen. He has worked as a geologist and has studied fossil otoliths and recent fishes and otoliths for 50 years. In 140 scientific publications he has described more than 1000 mostly otolith-based fossil fishes and about 130 extant fish species. Recent work focuses on regional fossil fish faunas on a worldwide scale, aligning skeletal and otolith-based fossil fish taxa through finds of otoliths in situ and systematic reviews of certain groups of extant fishes.
Andriy Bratishko. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Koval St. 3, Poltava, Ukraine, 36023 and BugWare, Inc., 1615 Village Square Blvd, Ste. 8, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, U.S.A.
Dr Andriy Bratishko is a researcher of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University (Poltava, Ukraine) and micropaleontologist of BugWare Inc., Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A. Scientific interests are related to systematics, palaeoecology, palaeogeography, biostratigraphy, biodiversity of Cenozoic fish faunas based on fossil otoliths. Current research is also focused on foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Cenozoic deposits.
Yuliia V. Vernyhorova. Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology of Cenozoic Deposits, Institute of Geological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, O. Honchar Str. 55-b, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01054; and Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitsky Str. 15, Kyiv 01054, Ukraine.
Dr Yuliia V. Vernyhorova, of Kyiv, is a researcher of Institute of Geological Sciences of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine. Scientific interests are biostratigraphy, stratigraphy, palaeoecology, paleogeography, systematics, foraminifera and mollusca (as additional group), Neogene, Eastern and Central Paratethys.