Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 484, Issue 1, pp 18–20 | Cite as

The First Find of an Ungual Phalanx of a Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur (Dinosauria: Dromaeosauridae) from the Blagoveshchensk Area of Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs (Amur Region, Russia)

  • I. Yu. BolotskiiEmail author
  • Yu. L. Bolotskii
  • A. P. Sorokin


An ungual phalanx of a dromaeosaurid dinosaur from near Blagoveshchensk was studied for the first time. The occurrence of dromaeosaurids apart from other taxa of dinosaurs is evidence of the high biodiversity of the Amur region before the Cretaceous–Paleogene event.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Yu. Bolotskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu. L. Bolotskii
    • 2
  • A. P. Sorokin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geology and Natural Management, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesBlagoveshchenskRussia
  2. 2.Amur Science Center, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesBlagoveshchenskRussia

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