Evgeny Kurochkin


Basic Publications (journal articles and book chapters)


Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2012. First representative Pliocene assemblage of passerine birds in Asia (Northern Mongolia and Russian Transbaikalia). Geobios. Vol. 45(3): 323-334. reprints availible
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2012. Dabbling ducks (Aves: Anatidae) from the middle Miocene of Mongolia. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 46(4): 421-429. 
Alifanov V.R., Kurochkin E.N. 2012. Hall V. Mesozoic: dinosaurs and their contemporaries. In: A.V. Lopatin (S. Ed.). Paleontological Museum namend after Yu.A. Orlov. Moscow: PIN RAN, 172-233. [In Russian].
Martin L.D., Kurochkin E.N., Tokaryk T. 2012. A new evolutionary lineage of diving birds from the Late Cretaceous of North America and Asia. Palaeoworld, 21: 59-63. 
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2011. [The current state of knowledge of Neogene birds of Central Asia]. In: N.V. Martynovich (Ed.). Arkadiyu Yakovlevichu Tugarinovu posvyaschaetsya. Krasnoyarsk: Krasnoyarskii kraevoi kraevedcheskyi muzei, 44-70. [in Russian with English summary]. pdf
Alifanov V.R., Kurochkin E.N. 2011. Kyrgyzsaurus bukhanchenkoi gen. et sp. nov., a new reptile from the triassic of southwestern Kyrgyzstan. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 45(6): 639-647.
Kurochkin E.N., Dyke G.J. 2011. The first fossil owls (Aves: Strigiformes) from the Paleogene of Asia and a review of the fossil record of Strigiformes. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 45(4): 445-458.
Kurochkin E.N., Zelenkov N.V., Averianov A.O., Leshchinskiy S.V. 2011. A new taxon of birds (Aves) from the Early Cretaceous of Western Siberia, Russia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. Vol. 9(1): 109-117.
Kurochkin E.N., Bogdanovich I.A. 2010. Origin of feathered flight. Paleontological JournalVol. 44(12): 1570-1588. 
Averianov A.O., Kurochkin E.N. 2010. A new pterosaurian record from the Cenomanian of the Volga Region. Paleontological JournalVol. 44(6): 695-697. 
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2010. Neogene phasianids (Aves: Phasianidae) of Central Asia: 3. Genera Lophogallus gen. nov. and Syrmaticus. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 44(3): 328-336.
Kurochkin E.N., Dyke G.J. 2010. A large collection of Presbyornis (Aves, Anseriformes, Presbyornithidae) from the late Paleocene and early Eocene of Mongolia. Geological Journal. V. 45(4): 375-387. 
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2009. Neogene phasianids (Aves: Phasianidae) of Central Asia: 2. Genera Perdix, Plioperdix and Bantamyx. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 43(3): 318-325.
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2009. Neogene phasianids (Aves: Phasianidae) of Central Asia: 1. Genus Tologuica gen. nov. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 43(2): 208-215. 
Kurochkin E.N. 2009. The origin of birds. Science in Russia. №2: 21-29. pdf
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N., Karhu A.A., Ballmann P. 2008. Birds of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene from the Palaeolitic Djuktai Cave site of Yakutia, Eastern Siberia. Oryctos, 7: 213-222.
Kurochkin E.N., Bogdanovich I.A. 2008. Morpho-functional evolution of the avian locomotion system and an origin of flight. In: Sovremennye problemy biologicheskoi evolucii: trudy konferencii. K 100-letiyu Gosudarstvennogo Darvinovskogo museya. Moscow: Izd-vo GDM, 39-76. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Dyke G.J., Saveliev S.V., Pervushov E.M., Popov E.V. 2007. A fossil brain from the Cretaceous of European Russia and avian sensory evolution. Biology Letters. Vol. 3: 309-313.
Kurochkin E.N., Saveliev S.V., Postnov A.A., Pervushov E.M., Popov E.V. 2006. On the brain of a primitive bird from the Upper Cretaceous of European Russia. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 40(6): 655-667.
Kurochkin E.N. 2006. Parallel evolution of theropod dinosaurs and birds. Entomological Review. Vol. 86. Suppl. 1: S45-S58.
Kurochkin E.N. 2006. [Basal diversification of feathered creatures]. In: S.V. Rozhnov (Ed.). Evoluciya biosphery i bioraznoobraziya. K 70-letiyu A.Yu. Rozanova. Moscow: KMK, 219-232 [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E., Galushin V., Lebedeva E. 2006. Professor Vladimir E. Flint (1924-2004). Ibis. 148(1): 193-194.
Kurochkin E.N. 2006. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Menzbir is an epoch in Russian zoology (1855-1935). Zoologichesky Zhournal. 85(3): 260-265. [In Russian with English summary]. 


Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2005. Results of ornithological observations on the Eastern border of Amur region, Far Eastern Russia. Ornithologia. Vol. 32: 132-133. [In Russian]. 
Galushin V.M., Kurochkin E.N., Lebedeva E.A., Tomkovich P.S. 2005. [In memory of Vladimir Evgenievich Flint]. Ornithologia. Vol. 32: 171-173. [In Russian]. 
Averianov A. O., Kurochkin E. N., Pervushov E. M., Ivanov A. V., 2005. Two bone fragments of ornithocheiroid pterosaurs from the Cenomanian of Volgograd Region, southern Russia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. Vol. 50(2): 251-256.
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2005. Birds of the Palaeolithic site Djuktai Cave, Eastern Siberia. Sovremennaya Paleontologia: klassicheskie i noveishie metody: 125-132. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Sobolev D.V. 2004. Miopica paradoxa gen. et sp. n. - New genus and species of the miocene magpie. Vestnik zoologii. Vol. 38(6): 87-90. [In Russian with English sumamry]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 2004. [Four-winged dinosaur and the origin of birds]. Pripoda. №5: 3-12. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Galushin V.M. 2003. [The anniversary of a patriarch: Anver Keyushevich Rustamov at 85]. Ornithologia. Vol. 30: 224-225. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., But'ev V.T., Galushin V.M., Kalyakin M.V., Konstantinov V.M., Lebedeva E.A., Flint V.E., Shatalova S.P. 2002. [In memory of Leo Surenovich Stapanyan]. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 81(10):  1290-1293 . [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., G. Dyke, Karhu A.A. 2002. A New Presbyornithid Bird (Aves, Anseriformes) from the Late Cretaceous of Southern Mongolia. American Museum Novitates. No. 3396. 11 p. pdf
Flint V.E., Kurochkin E.N. 2001. Ornithology on the boundary of the ages. In: E.N. Kurochkin, I. Rakhimov (Eds.). Achievements and problems of ornithology of Northern Eurasia on a boundary of Centuries. Kazan: Magarif Publishing, 7-21. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 2001. New ideas about the origin and early evolution of birds. In: E.N. Kurochkin, I. Rakhimov (Eds.). Achievements and problems of ornithology of Northern Eurasia on a boundary of Centuries. Kazan: Magarif Publishing, 68-96. [In Russian with English summary]. pdf
Kurochkin E.N., Barsbold R. 2000. The Russian-Mongolian expeditions and research in vertebrate palaeontology. In: M. Benton, M.A. Shishkin, D. Unwin, E.N. Kurochkin. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and MongoliaCambridge Univ. Press, 235-255. 
Kurochkin E.N. 2000. Mesozoic birds of Mongolia and the former USSR. In: M. Benton, M.A. Shishkin, D. Unwin, E.N. Kurochkin. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and MongoliaCambridge Univ. Press, 533-559.
Jones T.D., Ruben J.A., Martin L.D., Kurochkin E.N., Feduccia A., Maderson P.F.A., Hillenius W.J., Geist N.R., Alifanov V.R. 2000. Nonavian feathers in a Late Triassic Archosaur. Science. Vol. 288: 2202-2205. reprints availible
Nevesskaya L.A., Kurochkin E.N. 2000. Past and present studies at the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the 70th anniversary of the Paleontological Institute). Paleontological Journal. Vol. 34(5): 475-485. 


Kurochkin E.N. 1999. The Relationships of the Early Cretaceous Ambiortus and Otogornis (Aves: Ambiortiformes). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology. No. 89: 275-284.
Il'ichev V.D., Kurochkin E.N., Rustamov A.K. 1999. [Georgy Petrovich Dementiev (1898-1969)]. In: Moskovskie ornitologi. Moscow: Moscow State University, 116-126. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin, E.N. 1999. A new large enantiornithid from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia (Aves, Enantiornithes). Russian Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Zoological Institute. Vol. 277: 130-141. [ In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Molnar R.E. 1997. New material of enantiornithine birds from the Early Cretaceous of Australia. Alcheringa. Vol. 21: 291-297.
Kurochkin, E.N. 1996. A new enantiornithid of the Mongolian Late Cretaceous, and a general appraisal of the Infraclass Enantiornithes (Aves). Russian Academy of Sciences, Palaeontological Institute, Special Issue: 1-50. reprints availible
Kurochkin, E.N. 1995. The assemblage of the Cretaceous birds in Asia. In: S. Ailing, W. Yuanqing (Eds.). Sixth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Short Papers. Beijing: China Ocean Press,  203-208.
Kurochkin E.N. 1995. Synopsis of Mesozoic birds and early evolution of class aves. Archaeopteryx. Vol. 13: 47-66. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1995. Morphological differentiation of the Palaeognathous and the Neognathous birds. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. Vol. 181: 87-96 
Kurochkin E.N. 1994. [Peter-Simon Pallas and his time]. Bulletin MOIP. Ser. Biol. Vol. 99(3): 117-124. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Mikhailov K.E. 1994. The nesting avifauna of the territory of the Mongolian Gobi. Modern ornithology 1992: 50-75. [In Russian with English summary].
Kurochkin E.N. 1993. [Review of] Ch.G. Sibley and J.E. Ahlquist. "Phylogeny and classification of birds. A Study in molecular evolution". New Haven & London: Yale Univ. Press. 1990. XXIII+ 976 pp. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 72(5): 150-154. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1993. [Review of] Ch.G. Sibley and J.E. Ahlquist. "Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the World". New Haven & London: Yale Univ. Press, 1990. XXIV + 1111 pp. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 72(5): 154-156. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1992. [An attempt of analysis of the avifauna of Mongolian Gobi desert]. Modern ornithology 1991: 125-144. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1992. Paleontological history of cranes and their closest relatives. Anima. Magazine of Natural History. Vol. 232(1): 54-58. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1991. [Protoavis, Ambiortus and other paleoornithological rarities]. Priroda. № 12: 43-53. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1990. [Modern paleoornithology and coloniality in birds]. In: Sovremennye problemy izucheniya kolonialnosti u ptits. Simpheropol-Melitopol, 11-18. [In Russian]. 


Kurochkin E.N. 1989. [Where and how does the Lesser Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) get its food?]. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 68(1): 151-152. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Koshelev A.I. 1989. Family Rallidae. In: Handbuch der Vogel der Sovjetunion. Bd. 4. Wittenberg-Lutherstadt: A. Ziemsen Verlag, 258-362. [In German]. 
Mikhailov K. E., Kurochkin E. N. 1988. The eggshells of Struthioniformes from the Palearctic and its position in the systm of views on ratitae evolution. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 34: 43-64. [In Russian with English summary].
Kurochkin E.N. 1988. Cretaceous birds from Mongolia and their significance for the study of the phylogeny of the class Aves. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 34: 33-42. [In Russian with English summary].
Olson S.L., Kurochkin E.N. 1987. Fossil evidence of a tapaculo in the Quaternary of Cuba (Aves: Passeriformes: Scytalopodidae). Proceeds. Biol. Soc. Washington. Vol. 100(2): 353-357. pdf
Kurochkin E.N. Koshelev A.I. 1987. [Family Rallidae]. In: Ptitsy SSSR. Kuroobraznye, zhuravleobraznye. Leningrad: Nauka, 335-464. [In Russian]. 
Bocheński Z., Kurochkin E.N. 1987. New data on Pliocene phasianids (Aves: Phasianidae) of Moldavia and S. Ukraine. Acta zoologica Cracovie nsia. Vol. 30: 81-96. 
Bocheński Z., Kurochkin E.N. 1987. Pliocene bustards (Aves: Otididae and Gryzajidae) of Moldavia and S. Ukraine. Documents des Laboratoires de Geologie, Lyon. № 99: 173-186. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1985. Lower Cretaceous birds from Mongolia and their evolutionary significance. In: Acta XVIII Congr. Int. Ornithologicus, vol. I. Moscow: Publishing Nauka, 191-199. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1985. A true carinate bird from Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia. Cretaceous Research. Vol. 6: 271-278. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1985. Birds of the Central Asia in pliocene. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 26: 1-120. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1985. Ordnung Podicipediformes. In: Handbuch der Vogel der Sovjetunion. Bd. 1. Wittenberg-Lutherstadt: A. Zimsen Verlag, 238-285. [In German]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1982. Automatic mechanisms of locomotory system in birds. Ornithological studies in the USSR, 2. Moscow: Nauka, 437-446. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1982. On the evolutionary pathways of didactylous tertiary Gruids under increasing aridization. In: V.J. Novak and J. Mlikovsky (Eds). Evolution and environment. Praha: CSAV, 731-736. reprints availible
Kurochkin E.N. 1982. [New order of birds from the lower Cretaceous of Mongolia]. Doklady AN SSSR. Vol. 262(2): 452-455. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1982. [The functional meaning and significance of the Garrod’s muscular formula in avian systematics]. Zoologichesky Zhurnal. Vol 61: 1023–1029. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1982. [Order Podicipediformes]. In: Ptitsy SSSR. History of study. Gagary. Poganki. Trubkonosye. Moscow: Nauka, 289-351. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1982. New birds from the middle Pliocene of Mongolia. Ornitholgia. Vol 17. 150-154. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1981. New representatives and evolution of two archaic gruiform families in Eurasia. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 15: 59-86. [In Russian with English summary].
Kurochkin E.N. 1980. Middle Pliocene Rails from Western Mongolia. Contribs. Sci. Natur. His. Mus., Los Angeles Co. № 330: 69-73. 


Kurochkin E.N. 1979. [Problems of systematics, phylogeny and paleoornithology in studies of G.P. Dementiev]. Izvestiya AN Turkm. SSR. Ser. Biol. Nauk. №4: 14-20. [In Russian].
Ganea I.M., Tatarinov K.A., Kurochkin E.N. 1979. [About usage of paleoornithological and paleotheriological data in zoogeography and the paleozoogeographical division of land]. Izvestiya AN Moldav. SSR. Ser. Biol. Khim. Nauk. №2: 48-54. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1979. [Methods of studying fossil birds]. In: V.E. Sokolov, L.G. Dinesman (Eds.). Chastnye metody izucheniya istorii sovremennykh ekosistem. Moscow: Nauka, 252-163. [In Russian]. 
Goroshko A.F., Kurochkin E.N. 1979. [About conditions of origin of middle oligocene vertebrate localities in the Valley of Lake]. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 8: 113-121. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Dashzeveg D., Kurochkin E.N. 1979. [A new find of corifodont in the oligocene of Mongolia]. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 8: 7-9. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Anorova N.S. 1977. [On the problem of origin of domestic chicken. The comparison of skeletons of domestic and bankivian chickens]. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 56(10): 1511-1521. [In Russian with English summary].
Yanovskaya N.M., Devyatkin E.V., Kurochkin E.N. 1977. [Ergiliin-Dzo as a stratotype of lower Oligocene in SouthEastern Mongolia. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 4: 14-33. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1976. [New data on the Pliocene birds of Western Mongolia]. Transaction of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. Vol. 3: 51-67. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1976. A survey of Paleogene birds of Asia. Smithsonian Contribution to Paleobiology. № 27: 76-86. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1974. Zoogeography of the Paleogene in Asia. Moscow: Nauka. 303 p. [In Russian with English summary]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1974. [The review of Paleogene birds in Asia]. Ornithologia. Vol. 11: 317-328. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Mayo N.A. 1973. Las Lechuzas Gigantes del Pleistoceno Superior de Cuba. Actas, Resumenes, Communicaciones y Notas del V Consejo Cientifico del Instituto de Geologia y Paleontologia, 1. La Habana: Acad. Ciencias de Cuba, 56-60. [In Spanish]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Ganea I.M. 1972. [Birds of the middle Sarmatian of Moldavia]. In: Pozvonochnye neogena i plestocena Moldavii. Kishinev: Shtiintsa, 45-70. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Khozatskii L.I. 1972. [Gryzaja from the Russilion fauna of Moldavia and Ukraine]. Ornithologia. Vol. 10: 347-349. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1972. [Automatic locomotor mechanisms of birds]. Ornithologia. Vol. 10: 297-302. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1971. [Adaptive structural features and locomotion in aquatic birds]. In: Itogi nauki. Zoologiya pozvonochnykh. Problemy ornithologii 1970. Moscow: VINITI, 94-135. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1971. [Basic questions in studying fossil birds].  In: Itogi nauki. Zoologiya pozvonochnykhProblemy ornithologii 1969Moscow: VINITI, 116-151. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N. 1971. [The state and tasks of paleoornithology]. Transactions of the Paleontological Institute of RAS. Vol. 130: 347-355.  [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N. 1971. [On the avifauna of Pliocene of Mongolia]. Transactions of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Geological Expedition. Vol. 3: 58-67. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N. 1970. Taxonomic position and morphological peculiarities of the genus Pagophila. Acta Ornithologica. Vol 12(8): 269-291.
Kurochkin E.N., Lungu A.N. 1970. [A new ostrich from the middle Sarmatian of Moldavia]. Paleontological Journal. 1970(1): 118-126. [In Russian].


Kurochkin E.N. 1969. [A new name for the genus Tutor]. Paleontological Journal. 1969(2): 122. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N. 1968. [About a collection of eggshell of fossil reptiles and birds].  Paleontological Journal. 1968(1): 156-157. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E. N. 1968. [Fossil remains of Oligocene birds from Mongolia]. Ornithologia. Vol. 9: 323-330. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N. 1968. [New Oligocene birds from Kazakhstan]. Paleontological Journal. 1968(1): 92-101. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N. 1967. [Hydrodynamic features of the devided webbing of grebes]. Bulletin MOIP. Ser. Biol. Vol. 72(3)" 128-129. [In Russian].
Kurochkin E.N., Vasil'ev V.G. 1966. [Some functional principles of swimming and diving in birds]. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 45(9): 1411-1420. [In Russian].
Dementiev G.P., Kurochkin E.N., Ili'ichev V.D. 1966. [Functional significance of polimorphism in birds and the initial stages of speciation]. In: Vnutrividovaya izmenchivost nazemnykh pozvonochnykh zhivotnykh i mikroevolyuciya. Sverdlovsk: UF AN SSSR, 141-155. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1965. [On the avifauna of the North-Eastern Altai]. Ornithologia. Vol. 7: 475. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1964. [On the ornithogeography of the Northern Pacific]. In: Problemy ornitologii. Lvov: Lvovskii Universitet, 51-56. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1963. [Distribution of some species of sea birds in the Northern Pacific]. Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 42(8): 1223-1231. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N. 1962. [Peculiarities of the clinal variation in the Sparrow Hawk]. Ornithologia. Vol. 5: 414-425. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Gerasimova T.D. 1960. [Winter and early spring observations of sea birds in the vicinity of Murmansk]. Transactions of the Kandalaksha State Reserve. Vol. 3: 195-198. [In Russian]. 
Kurochkin E.N., Skokova N.N. 1960. [Bird migrations in the skerries of Kandalaksha]. Transactions of the Kandalaksha State Reserve. Vol. 3: 133-144. [In Russian].