Russia–UK Collaboration in Paleontology: Past, Present, and Future

M. J. Benton*, D. E.G. Briggs, J. A. Clack, D. Edwards, J. Galway-Witham, C. B. Stringer, S. T. Turvey

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There is a long history of collaboration between Russia and the United Kingdom in paleontology. This began, arguably, in 1821, with the seminal work by William Fox-Strangways, who produced a geological map of the area around St Petersburg. Most famously, Roderick Murchison carried out extensive surveying and observations throughout European Russia in 1840 and 1841, and published a major monograph on geology and paleontology of European Russia in 1845. Since then, and continuing today, there have been many fruitful collaborations on Precambrian life, Paleozoic marine organisms, terrestrialization of plants and vertebrates, the Permian–Triassic mass extinction, fossil mammals, human evolution, and conservation paleobiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-599
Number of pages24
JournalPaleontological Journal
Issue number6
Early online date17 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2017


  • Paleontology
  • Russian–United Kingdon collaboration

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