Bogolubovia

Name: Bogolubovia (Named after Nikolai Nikolaevich Bogolubov).
Phonetic: Bo-go-lu-bo-vee-a.
Named By: Lev Nesov & Alexander Yarkov - 1989.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchidae.
Species: B. orientalis (type).
Diet: Carnivore/Picivore.
Size: 4.3 meter wingspan.
Known locations: Russia, Saratov Oblast - Rybushka Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Initially described from a single partial cervical vertebra. Further material has since been referred to it including a radius.

       Bogolubovia did not come into existence until seventy-five years after the holotype was discovered in 1914 by Nikolai Nikolaevich Bogolubov. Initially the remains were attributed to Ornithostoma as O. orientalis, and later reclassified as a species of Pteranodon. Now the original description can be compared with greater understanding of pterosaurs in general, Bogolubovia is thought to represent an azhdarchid pterosaur.

Further reading
- O pozvonk’ pterodaktilya uz’ vyerkhnyem’lovyikh’ otlozhyenii Saratovskoi gubyernii (A propos d'une vertèbre de Pterodactyle des depots cretacés superieurs du gouvernment de Sartoff). [On a pterodactyle vertebra from Upper Cretaceous deposits of the Government of Saratoff]." Annuaire geologique et mineralogique de la Russie, 16(1): 1-7. [in Russian]. - N. N. Bogolubov - 1914.
- A New Record of an Azhdarchid (Pterosauria: Azhdarchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Volga Region." Paleontological Journal, 39(4): 433-439. - A. O. Averianov, M. S. Arkhangelsky, E. M. Pervushov & A. V. Ivanov - 2005.



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