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New Data on Dinosaurs of the Crimean Peninsula


Reexamination of the holotype of Riabininohadros weberae from the Upper Cretaceous (upper Maastrichtian) of the Crimean Peninsula (Besh-Kosh) allowed determination of previously unknown elements of the femur, astragalus, and calcaneus. This taxon shows a set of primitive characters observed in iguanodontids and basal ornithischians and is referred to as Styracosterna indet. The second dinosaur specimen from Crimea (Aleshino) is a fragmentary skeleton, including cervical and dorsal vertebrae. It possibly belongs to advanced iguanodontids or primitive hadrosauroids. Thus, in the Maastrichtian of the Crimean Peninsula, at least two dinosaur species coexisted.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Lopatin, A.O. Averianov, V.R. Alifanov, 2018, published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2018, Vol. 482, No. 6.

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Lopatin, A.V., Averianov, A.O. & Alifanov, V.R. New Data on Dinosaurs of the Crimean Peninsula. Dokl Biol Sci 482, 206–209 (2018).

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