ICHTHYOFAUNA FROM THE LOWER DEVONIAN (LOCHKOVIAN) DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF BELARUS. D.P. Plax. Belarusian National Technical University, Nezavisimosti Avenue, 65, 220013, Minsk, Belarus E-mail: agnatha@mail.ru.

The paper presents the results of the palaeoichthyological study of the core samples from the Tomashovka 11 borehole drilled in the late sixties of the last century in the territory of Belarus within the northwestern part of the Volyn Monocline. Some historical evidences available of the Lower Devonian (Lochkovian) fish fauna occurrence within the southwestern part of Belarus are cited. To complete the information the author presents a Table summarizing the information of the stratigraphic distribution of all the reliably known representatives of the Lower Devonian fish fauna found within the studied area, which is based on the literature and personal data of the author. The taphonomic characteristic of the ichthyofauna remains is briefly reviewed. The Lower Devonian (Lochkovian) deposits are correlated with the synchronous sediments of Western Ukraine, the Baltic States and the Timan-Pechora region that have received the most palaeontological study. The ichthyofauna data obtained supplement the information of its taxonomic composition in the territory of Belarus.