Maleevus

Name: Maleevus ‭(‬named after the palaeontologist Evgenii Aleksandrovich Maleev‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ma-lee-vus.
Named By: Tumanova‭ ‬-‭ ‬1987.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Onithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria.
Species: M.‭ ‬disparoserratus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bayan Shireh Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Mandible‭ (‬jaw bone‭) ‬and part of the skull.

       Named after the Russian palaeontologist‭ ‬Evgenii Aleksandrovich who actually found the holotype material in‭ ‬1952,‭ ‬Maleevus is today considered to be a dubious genus of dinosaur.‭ ‬This is because it is‭ ‬based upon only a small amount of fossil material which is actually similar to another genus of ankylosaur from the Bayan Shireh Formation,‭ ‬Telarurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The armored dinosaurs of Mongolia‭ [‬in Russian‭]‬,‭ ‬Tumanova‭ ‬-‭ ‬1987.



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