Sergei Kurzanov

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Sergei Mikhailovich Kurzanov (Сергей Михайлович Курзанов, born 1947) is a Russian paleontologist at the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is known mainly for his work in Mongolia and the ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. In 1981, he announced the discovery of Avimimus.[1]

In 1998, a species of iguanodont dinosaur from Mongolia was named Altirhinus kurzanovi in his honor.[2]


  1. ^ "Mesozoic Birds". 
  2. ^ Norman, David B. (1998). "On Asian ornithopods (Dinosauria, Ornithischia). 3. A new species of iguanodontid dinosaur". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 122 (1–2): 291–348. doi:10.1006/zjls.1997.0122.