Name: Arkharavia.
Phonetic: Ark-ha-rah-ve-ah.
Named By: V.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Alifanov‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Bolotsky‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes,‭ ‬Somphospondyli.
Species: A.‭ ‬heterocoelica‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: ‭L‬ate Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Based upon a caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae and a tooth.‭ ‬Further caudal vertebrae where later added to the genus.

       Arkharavia is currently regarded to be a dubious genus of sauropod dinosaur because the lack of additional remains means that it will be very difficult to infer further fossils to the genus.‭ ‬In addition to this,‭ ‬vertebrae added to Arkharavia may actually have come from a hadrosaurid dinosaur,‭ ‬which means that only the holotype of a single vertebra can be used to identify further remains of Arkharavia.‭ ‬This vertebra is considered to have come from a somphospondilan titanosaur,‭ ‬examples of which include Argentinosaurus and Sauroposeidon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Arkharavia heterocoelica gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a new sauropod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of far eastern Russia‭ ‬-‭ ‬V.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Alifanov‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Bolotsky‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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