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Crocodylia

 
SHAMOSUCHUS
Meaning Of Name: Gobi crocodile
Classification: CROCODYLA; Mesosuchia; Paralligatoridae
Age: Late Cretaceous (Santonian), Tayn Shireh Formation
Locality: Gobi Desert, South Eastern Peoples' Republic of Mongolia
Cast Size: 59cm in length

Parareptilia

 
DELTAVYATKA vjatkensis
Meaning Of Name: From the VYAAKTA river
Classification: PARARETTILIA; Pareiasauridae
Age: Late Permian 255 million years ago
Locality: VYAAKTA river, Russia
Cast Size: 20cm in length

NYCTIPHRURETUS acudens
Meaning Of Name: Guardian of the night
Classification: CAPTORHINIDA; Procolophonia; Family Nyctiphruretidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone II, 250 million years ago
Locality: Mesen River, Northern part of European Russia
Cast Size: 33cm in length

LANTHANOSUCHUS watsoni
Meaning Of Name: Forgotten Crocodile
Classification: PARAREPTLILIA: Lanthanosuchidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone II, 250 million years ago
Locality: Isheevo, Tatarstan
Cast Size: 19cm in length

LANTHANOSUCHUS
SCUTOSAURUS karpinsk
Meaning Of Name: Shield Reptile
Classification: PARARETTILIA; Pareiasauroidea; Family Pareiasauridae
Age: Late Permian, Zone IV, 245 million years ago
Locality: Sokolki, Malaya Severnaya ("Small North"), Dvina River near Archangel'sk, Northern Russia
Cast Size: 100cm in length

Pelycosauria

 
ENNATOSAURUS tecton
Meaning Of Name: The ninth reptile
Classification: PELYCOSAURIA; Caseamorpha; Family Caseidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone II, 250 million years ago
Locality: Pechora, Northern Russia
Skull Cast Size: 25cm in length
Skeleton Cast Size: 60cm in length

MESENOSAURUS romeri
Meaning Of Name: Reptile from Mezen
Classification: PELYCOSAURIA; Varanopidae ; Family Mesenosauridae
Age: Later Permian, Zone II, 250 million years ago
Locality: Mesen River, Northern part of European Russia
Cast Size: 37cm in length

Testudines

 
MONGOLEMYS species (NOT NAMED)
Meaning Of Name: Turtle from Mongolia
Classification: CHELONIA; Cryptodira; Dermatemydidae
Age: Late Cretaceous (Late Campanian-Early Maastrichtian), 74 million years ago
Locality: Gobi Desert, Peoples' Republic of Mongolia
Size: Shell about 25cm in length

Therapsida

 
BIARMOSUCHUS tener
Meaning Of Name: Crocodile from Biarmia, an ancient country in the Perm region.
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Eotheriodontia; Family Biarmosuchidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone I, 225 million years ago
Locality: Ocher, Perm Region, Russia
Cast Size: 75cm in length

DICYNODON trautscholdi
Meaning Of Name: Double Dog-Tooth
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Anomodontia; Family Dicynodontidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone IV, 245 million years ago
Locality: Sokolki, Malaya Severnaya (Small North) Dvina River near Archangel'sk, Northern Russia
Cast Size: 25cm in length

DVINIA prima
Meaning Of Name: Derived from the Dvina River
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Cynodontia; Family Dviniidae
Age: Later Permian, Zone IV, 245 million years ago
Locality: Sokolki, Malaya, Severnaya (Small North) Dvina River near Archangel'sk, Northern Russia
Cast Size: 10cm in length

EOTITANOSUCHUS olsoni
Meaning Of Name: Ancient giant crocodile
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Eotheriodontia; Family Eotitanosuchidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone I, 255 million years ago
Locality: Ocher, Perm Region, Russia
Cast Size: 35cm in length

ESTEMMENOSUCHUS mirabilis
Meaning Of Name: Crowned crocodile
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Dinocephalia; Family Estemmenosuchidae
Age: Later Permian Zone I, 225 million years ago
Locality: Ocher, Perm Region, Russia
Cast Size: 45cm in width

INOSTRANCEVIA alexandri
Meaning Of Name: Named in honour of A. Inostrantzev, a Russian geologist
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Theriodonta; Family Gorgonopidae
Age: Later Permian, Zone IV, 245 million years ago
Locality: Sokolki, Malaya Severnaya (Small North) Dvinia River near Archangel'sk, Northern Russia
Cast Size: 450cm in length

LYSTROSAURUS georgi
Meaning Of Name: Shovel reptile
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Anomodontia; Family Lystrosauridae
Age: Early Triassic, 240 million years ago
Locality: Astashikha, Nizhegorodskaya Region, Russia
Cast Size: 100cm in length

SUMINIA getmanovi
Meaning Of Name: Named in honour of D. Sumin, a Russian palaeontologist
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Anomodontia
Age: Late Permian, Zone III, 250 million years ago
Locality: KOTELNICH ON THE Vyatka River, Ural Mountains, Russia
Cast Size: 20cm in length

ULEMOSAURUS svijagensis
Meaning Of Name: Reptile from the Ulema River
Classification: THERAPSIDA; Dinocephalia' Family Tapinocephalidae
Age: Late Permian, Zone II, 250 million years ago
Locality: Isheevo, Tartarstan
Cast Size: 40cm in length

Varanidae

 
MEGALANIA prisca
Meaning Of Name: Ancient giant butcher
Classification: Giant varanid lizard
Age: Pleistocene 1.6million - 40,000 years ago
Locality: South-eastern Queensland, Australia
Skull Cast Size: 80cm in length
Skeleton Cast Size: 570 cm in length