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New _Paleontological Journal_ (English Version)
Bulanov, V. V. 2005. First data on karpinskiosaurids (Seymouriamorpha,
Parareptilia) from the Isheevo Faunal Assemblage. _Paleontological Journal_
"A revision of terrestrial vertebrates corroborates The Early Tatarian age of
the Vozdvizhenka locality (Orenburg Region). Most bones from this locality
belong to the family Karpinskiosauridae, which has not previously been
recorded in the Isheevo Faunal Assemblage of eastern Europe. Isolated dermal
bones of the skull of _Karpinskiosaurus_ from the Vozdvizhenka locality are
described and compared with other members of the family."
Tatarinov, L. P. 2005. A new cynodont (Reptilia, Theriodontia) from the
Madygen Formation (Triassic) of Fergana, Kyrgyzstan. _Paleontological
"A new cynodont, _Madysaurus sharovi_ gen. et sp. nov., belonging to the
aberrant descendants of the procynosuchian cynodont lineage is described.
parietals are wide, have a small parietal foramen, and lack a sagittal
A separate postfrontal, along with the prefrontal and postorbital,
to the formation of the upper orbital rim. The postdentary region of the
lower jaw is not reduced. The upper jaw has five incisors and no more than
eight postcanines, while the lower jaw has at least three incisors. The
lumbar region of the vertebral column consists of seven vertebrae, the
ribs are not widened. A new family, Madysauridae, is established."
Sennikov, A. G. 2005. A new specialized prolacertilian (Reptilia:
Archosauromorpha) from the Lower Triassic of the Orenburg Region.
_Paleontological Journal_ 39(2):199-209.
"A new large specialized prolacertilian, _Vritramimosaurus dzerzhinskii_ gen.
et sp. nov., from the Lower Triassic of the Rassypnaya locality (Orenburg
Region, European Russia) and new specimens of the Middle Triassic
prolacertilian _Malutinisuchus gratus_ are described. The diversity,
phylogeny, systematics, and geographical and stratigraphic distribution of
prolacertilians are discussed."
Averianov, A. O. and A. A. Atabekyan. 2005. The first discovery of a flying
reptile (Pterosauria) in Armenia. _Paleontological Journal_ 39(2):210-211.
"A distal fragment of a radius of the pterosaur Azhdarchidae indet. from the
Upper Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern Armenia is described. It was
found together with remains of ammonites and other marine invertebrates.
is the first record of a flying reptile in Transcaucasia."
Jaime A. Headden
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