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Temporal range: Late Permian
Dvin egreg1DB.jpg
Life restoration of Dvinosaurus egregius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Dvinosauria
Family: Dvinosauridae
Amalitzkii, 1921
Genus: Dvinosaurus
Amalitzky, 1921
  • D. primus Amalitzkii, 1921 (type)
  • D. secundusAmalitzkii, 1921
  • D. egregius Shishkin, 1968
  • D. purlensis

Dvinosaurus is a genus of extinct temnospondyl amphibian from the Late Permian of Russia. The first three species, D. primus (the type species), D. secundus, and D. tertius, were described by Russian paleontologist Vladimir Prokhorovich Amalitskii in 1921. Dvinosaurus was first found near the village of Sokolki in Arkhangelsk and named after the Northern Dvina River, which was close to the locality where it was discovered.[1] The holotype is cataloged as PIN2005/35, and consists of only a skull. Amalitskii's D. tertius is now considered synonymous with D. secundus. Two additional species, D. egregius, and D. purlensis, were named by Mikhail Shishkin in 1968. These were named from a fossilized skull and a partial lower jaw, respectively.[2]

D. primus skull


  1. ^ "Dr. Professor Vladimir Prokorovitch Amalitzky". Mathematical.com. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ Shishkin, M.A.; Novikov, I.V.; Gubin, Y.M. (2003). "Permian and Triassic temnospondyls from Russia". In Benton, M.J.; Shishkin, M.A.; and Unwin, D.M. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 35–59.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)