Paleontological Institute

Paleontological Institute

 

(full name, Paleontological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR), the leading Soviet institution on paleontology. The Paleontological Institute is located in Moscow. It was organized in 1930 by A. A. Borisiak to replace several departments of the former Geological Museum of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

The institute’s main areas of study are the morphology, phytogeny, taxonomy, and ecology of the principal groups of the animal kingdom. Paleontological data are also used at the institute to solve problems of stratigraphy and paleography. The institute has the only department of paleoecology in the USSR, as well as a number of departments for the study of invertebrates and vertebrates. It also houses the Iu. A. Orlov Paleontological Museum, which exhibits fossil vertebrates.

The Paleontological Institute publishes Trudy (Transactions, since 1932), the series of pamphlets Instructions for the Collection and Study of Fossil Remains (since 1953), and other informational literature. The institute has a graduate program and is authorized to confer candidate’s and doctoral degrees.

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Peter Hochuli and Susanne Feist-Burkhardt from Paleontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, studied two drilling cores from Weiach and Leuggern, northern Switzerland, and found pollen grains that resemble fossil pollen from the earliest known flowering plants.
Peter Hochuli and Susanne Feist-Burkhardt from Paleontological Institute and Museum, University of ZEaA-rich, studied two drilling cores from Weiach and Leuggern, northern Switzerland, and found pollen grains that resemble fossil pollen from the earliest known flowering plants.
Christian Klug, the coauthor of this book, is a paleontological expert from the Paleontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich.
Trudy Paleontologicheskogo instituta AN SSSR [Transactions of the Paleontological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR] 118: 1-216, pls 1-12.
Skeleton of Sauropod, found in 1966, remained unstudied in the collection of the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science.
Holotype, juvenile, PIM 3311/564, held in the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow.
The exhibit comes from Moscow's Paleontological Institute and Museum and is on display through May 2.
Crusafont Paleontological Institute in Sabadell, Spain, and his colleagues.
Each stop on the tour requires the tedious, bone-by-bone assembly and dismantling of the skeletons by a skilled group of scientists from the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science.
Tenders are invited for Computer tomography system of the Anthropological and Paleontological Institute
Ernanodon is a unique find and represents one of the most complete skeletons ever collected from the Paleocene of the Naran Bulak locality," said Alexander Agadjanian of the Borissiak Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, co-author of the study.