Evgeny Maleev

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Evgeny/Evgenii Aleksandrovich Maleev [1] (Russian: Евгений Александрович Малеев, pronounced [jɪˈvɡenʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ mɐˈlʲeɪf]; 25 February 1915 – 12 April 1966) was a Soviet paleontologist who named the ankylosaur Talarurus; the theropods Tarbosaurus and Therizinosaurus; and the family Therizinosauridae.

Maleev did research on Tarbosaurus brains by cutting open fossilized braincases with a diamond saw.[1] Modern researchers use computer tomography scans and 3D reconstruction software to visualize the interior of dinosaur endocrania, thus eliminating the need to damage valuable specimens.[2]

Two dinosaurs — Maleevus and Maleevosaurus — have been named for Maleev.


  1. ^ "Introduction," in Larsson (2001). Pg. 20.
  2. ^ "Abstract," in Larsson (2001). Pg. 19.

Dinopedia 2014 book pg.100 Maleevosaurus and Maleevus.

Works cited[edit]

  • Larsson, H.C.E., 2001. Endocranial Anatomy of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus. In D.H. Tanke & K. Carpenter (eds.), Mesozoic Vertebrate Life: pp. 19–33.