Suntar-Khayata Range

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Suntar-Khayata Range
Suntar-Khayata Range is located in Russia
Suntar-Khayata Range
Suntar-Khayata Range
Highest point
Peak Mus-Khaya
Elevation 2,959 m (9,708 ft)
Country Russia
State/Province Sakha Republic/Khabarovsk Krai
Range coordinates 62°36′00″N 140°53′00″E / 62.60000°N 140.88333°E / 62.60000; 140.88333Coordinates: 62°36′00″N 140°53′00″E / 62.60000°N 140.88333°E / 62.60000; 140.88333

Suntar-Khayata Range (Russian: Сунтар-Хаята) is a granite mountain range rising along border of Sakha Republic in the north with Amur Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai in the south.

The highest point of the range is Mus-Khaya Mountain in Sakha Republic, 2959 m.[1] Berill Mountain, 2933 m, is the highest in Khabarovsk Krai.

Suntar-Khayata Range is a watershed divide between the Aldan River, which eventually flows into the Lena River and the Arctic Ocean, and the Sea of Okhotsk. It contains the southernmost glaciers in the Russian Far East outside of Kamchatka,[2] though its status is not known.

The range is approximately 450–550 km long and 60 km wide.[1][3]

There are a sparse tree larch forests and tundra in higher on range's slopes.


The strata of this geological formation date back to the Late Jurassic. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[4]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Indeterminate Carnosauria remains, possible indeterminate coelurosaur remains, indeterminate Sauropoda remains that had been previously referred to Camarasauridae indet, and indeterminate Theropoda remains have all been recovered from Suntar outcrops in Sakha Republic, Russia.[4]

Dinosaurs of the Suntar Series
Genus Species Presence Notes Images

cf. Stegosaurus[4]

cf. Stegosaurus sp.[4]

Sakha Republic, Russia.[4]

A specimen of Stegosaurus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b DMGN. Suntar-Khayata
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ GSE. Suntar-Khayata
  4. ^ a b c d e Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Jurassic, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 550–552. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.