Nikita Zelenkov


technical papers and reviews

2018

Zelenkov N.V. A swan-sized anseriform bird from the late Paleocene of Mongolia // Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. In the press. 
Zelenkov N.V. The oldest Asian duck (Anseriformes: Romainvilla) and the origin of Anatidae // Doklady Biological Sciences. In the press. 
Razmadze D.T., Panyutina A.A., Zelenkov N.V. Anatomy of the forelimb musculature and ligaments of Psittacus erithacus (Aves: Psittaciformes) // Journal of Anatomy. V. 233. P. 496-530. 
Zelenkov N.V., Stidham T.A. Possible filter-feeding in the exinct Presbyornis and the evolution of Anseriformes (Aves) // Zoologichesky Zhurnal [Zoological Journal]. Vol. 97. P. 943-956. pdf on Researchgate
Zelenkov N.V., Stidham T.A., Martynovich N.V., Volkova N.V., Li Q., Qiu Zh. The middle Miocene duck Chenoanas (Aves, Anatidae): new species, phylogeny and geographical range // Papers in Palaeontoogy. Vol. 4. P. 3-0-326. doi: 10.1002/spp2.1107
Perkovsky E.E., Sukhomlin E.B., Zelenkov N.V. An unexpectedly abundant new genus of black flies (Diptera, Simuliidae from Upper Cretaceous Taimyr amber of Ugolyak, with discussion of the early evolution of birds at high latitudes // Cretaceous Research. V. 90. P. 80-89. 
Volkova N.V., Zelenkov N.V. A scansorial passerine bird (Passeriformes, Certhioidea) from the uppermost lower Miocene of Eastern Siberia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 52. P. 58-65. pdf on Researchgate

2017

Zelenkov N.V., Averianov A.O., Popov E.V. An Ichthyornis-like bird from the earliest Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of European Russia // Cretaceous Research. Vol. 75. P. 94-100. 
Zelenkov N.V. Early Cretaceous enantiornithine birds (Aves, Ornithothoraces) and establishment of the Ornithuromorpha morphological type // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 51. P. 628-642. pdf on Researchgate
Zelenkov N.V., Panteleyev A.V., De Pietri V.L. Late Miocene rails (Aves: Rallidae) from southwestern Russia // Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. Vol. 97. P. 791-805. 
Zelenkov N.V. Finds of fragmentary bird skeletons in the middle Miocene of the Northern Caucasus // Doklady Biological Sciences. Vol. 477. P. 223-226. pdf on Researchgate
Stidham, T.A., Zelenkov N.V. North AmericanAsian aquatic bird dispersal in the Miocene: evidence from a new species of diving duck (Anseriformes: Anatidae) from North America (Nevada) with affinities to Mongolian taxa // Alcheringa. Vol. 41. P. 222-230.
Zelenkov N.V., Panteleyev A.V., Yarkov A.A. New finds of hesperornithids from European Russia, with comments on the systematics of  Eurasian Hesperornithidae // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 51. No. 5. P. 547-555.
Kovalchuk O.M., Gorobets L.V., Syromyatnikova E.V., Danilov I.G., Titov V.V., Krakhmalnaya T.V., Rekovets L.I., Zelenkov N.VVertebrates from the Pontian of the Shkodova Gora Locality (Northwestern Black Sea Region, Upper Miocene) // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 51. No. 4. P. 414-429. 
Zelenkov N.V. Revision of non-passeriform birds from Polgardi (Hungary, Late Miocene): 3. Neoaves // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 51. No. 2. P. 203-213. 

2016

Zelenkov N.V. The first fossil parrot (Aves, Psittaciformes) from Siberia and its implications for the historical biogeography of Psittaciformes // Biology Letters. Vol. 12: 20160717.
Zelenkov N.V. Evolution of birds communities in the Neogene of Central Asia, with a review of the Neogene fossil record of Asian birds // Paleontological Journal. Vol 50. No. 12. P. 1421-1433. 
Zelenkov N.V. Revision of non-passeriform birds from Polgardi (Hungary, Late Miocene): 2. Galliformes // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 50. No. 6. P. 623-634.
Zelenkov N.V.
Revision of non-passeriform birds from Polgardi (Hungary, Late Miocene): 1. Anseriformes // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 50. No. 5.
P. 514-517. 
Zelenkov N., Boev Z., Lazaridis G. 
A large ergilornithine (Aves, Gruiformes) from the Late Miocene of the Balkan Peninsula // Paläontologische ZeitschriftVol. 90. No. 1. P. 145-151.
De Pietri V.L., Scofield, R. P. Zelenkov N.V., Boles W.E., Worthy T.H. The unexpected survival of an ancient lineage of anseriform birds into the Neogene of Australia: the youngest record of Presbyornithidae // Royal Society Open Science, Vol. 3: 150635. free pdf from Royal Society
Zelenkov N.V., Averianov A.O. A historical specimen of enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia representing a new taxon with a specialized neck morphology // Journal of Systematic PalaeontologyVol. 14. No. 4. P. 319.-338. pdf on ResearchGate
Zelenkov N.V., Volkova N.V., Gorobets L.V. Late Miocene buttonquails (Charadriiformes, Turnicidae) from the temperate zone of Eurasia // Journal of Ornithology. Vol. 157. P. 85–92. 
Zvonok E. A., Zelenkov N.V., Danilov I.G. A new unusual waterbird (Aves, ?Suliformes) from the Eocene of Kazakhstan // Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Vol. 36. No. 1: e1035783. 

2015

Zelenkov N.V. The fossil record and evolutionary history of cranes // Cranes of Eurasia (Biology, Distribution, Captive Breeding). Vol. 5. P. 83-90.  pdf
Zelenkov N.V., Panteleyev A.V. Three bird taxa (Aves: Anatidae, Phasianidae, Scolopacidae) from the Late Miocene of the Sea of Azov (Southwestern Russia) // Paläontologische Zeitschrift. Vol. 89. P. 515-527. 
Manegold A., Zelenkov N.V. 
A new species of Aegypius vulture from the early Pliocene of Moldova is the earliest unequivocal evidence of Aegypiinae in Europe // Paläontologische Zeitschrift. Vol. 89. P. 529-534. 
Zelenkov N.V. A primitive grebe (Aves, Podicipedidae) from the Miocene of Eastern Siberia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 49. No. 5. P. 521-529. 
Zelenkov N.V. Mesozoic and Cenozoic avian faunas of Asia (the history of the formation of the modern communities) // XIV International ornithological conference of Northern Eurasia. II. Oral presentations. Ed. A.F. Kovshar. Almaty.  P. 37-74. pdf
Koblik E.A., Zelenkov N.V. What is happening with the macrosystematics of birds? 25 years after the system of Sibley // XIV International ornithological conference of Northern Eurasia. II. Oral presentations. Ed. A.F. Kovshar. Almaty.  P. 74-103. pdf 
Zelenkov N.V. Modern methods of systematics and evolutionary biology: advances and limitations // XIV International ornithological conference of Northern Eurasia. II. Oral presentations. Ed. A.F. Kovshar. Almaty.  P. 138-165. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. Stable morphologies and mosaicism in the macroevolution of birds (Neornithes) // Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii (Journal of General Biology). V. 76 (4). P. 266-279. [in Russian with English summary]. pdf
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. Class Aves // Fossil vertebrates of Russia and adjacent countries. Fossil reptiles and birds. Part 3. Eds. E.N. Kurochkin, A.V. Lopatin, N.V. Zelenkov. Moscow: GEOS. P. 86-290. [in Russian] pdf (complete book on researchgate)
Zelenkov N.V. The nomenclature of the avian skeleton // Fossil vertebrates of Russia and adjacent countries. Fossil reptiles and birds. Part 3. Eds. E.N. Kurochkin, A.V. Lopatin, N.V. Zelenkov. Moscow: GEOS. P. 61-85. [in Russian] pdf (complete book on researchgate)
Elzanowski A., Zelenkov N.V. A primitive heron (Aves: Ardeidae) from the Miocene of Central Asia // Journal of Ornithology. Vol. 156. № 3. P. 837-846. free pdf on Springerlink
Zelenkov N.V. Genetists edit the genealogical tree of birds // Nauka iz pervykh ruk (Sciencefirsthand). 2015. № 1 (61). P. 12-15. [in Russian] pdf

2014

Tarasenko K.K., 
Lopatin A.V., Zelenkov N.V., Sytchevskaya E.K., Serdyuk N.V., Dmitrieva E.L., Maschenko E.N. 2014. New localities of Late Miocene terrestrial and maine vertebrates in Adygeya (Russia, Northern Caucasus) // Doklady Earth Sciences. Vol. 459. P. 1519-1522. pdf
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2014. Two new waterfowl Species (Aves: Anseriformes) from the Upper Pleistocene of Yakutia: the first extinct species of Quaternary birds from Russia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 48. P. 645-654. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2014. Stages in the evolution of modern taxonomic diversity of birds (based on paleontological data) // Zoologichesky Zhournal. V. 93. № 10. P. 1173-1185. [in Russian with English summary] pdf
Volkova N.V., Zelenkov N.V. 2014. Avian remains from Marmot Cave, a new site in the North-West Altai, Siberia // International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. V. 24. P. 300-305.
O’Connor J.K., Averianov A.O., Zelenkov N.V
. 2014. A confuciusornithiform (Aves, Pygostylia)-like tarsometatarsus from the Early Cretaceous of Siberia and a discussion of the evolution of avian hind limb musculature // J. Vertebr. Paleontol. Vol. 34. P. 647-656.
Wang M., Zhou Zh., O’Connor J.K., Zelenkov N.V. 2014. A new diverse enantiornithine clade (Bohaiornithidae fam. nov.) from the Early Cretaceous of China with information from two new species // Vertebr. PalAsiat. V. 52. P. 31-76. pdf

2013

Zelenkov N.V.  2013. Miocene evolution of Eurasian ducks // Casarca. Vol. 16. P. 13-36 [in Russian with English summary] pdf
O’Connor J.K., Zelenkov N.V. 2013. The phylogenetic position of Ambiortus: the comparison with other birds from China // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 47. P. 1270-1281. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2013. Cenozoic Phoenicopteriform birds from Central Asia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 47. P. 1323-1330. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2013. New finds and revised taxa of early Pliocene birds from Western Mongolia / U.B. Göhlich, A.B. Kroh (Eds.), Paleornithological Research 2013. Proc. 8th meet. Soc. avian paleontol. evol. Wien: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. P. 153-170. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2013. Zoological problems of Quaternary paleornithology // Zoologichesky Zhournal. Vol. 92. P. 1077-1087. [in Russian with English summary] pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2013. The system of birds early in XXI Century // Proc. Zoological inst. Russ. Acad. Sci., Supplement 2. P. 174-190. [in Russian with English summary] pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2013. Locomotor adaptations and lifestyle of Paleogene fossil mousebirds // Archives of the Menzbir Ornithological Society. Vol. 2. P. 120-134. [in Russian with English summary] pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2013. Formation of the modern Central Asian arid landscape avifauna during the Neogene-Quaternary transition // VIII All-Russian Conference on Quaternary Research: Fundamental problems of Quaternary, results and main trends of future studies. Rostov-on-Don: SSC RAS Publishers. P. 221-223. [in Russian]. pdf

2012

Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2012First representative Pliocene assemblage of passerine birds in Asia (Northern Mongolia and Russian Transbaikalia) // Geobios. Vol. 45(3): 323–334. pdf on researchgate
Zelenkov N.V. 2012. Neogene Geese and Ducks (Aves: Anatidae) from Localities of the Great Lakes Depression, Western Mongolia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 46. P. 607-619. pdf on researchgate
Zelenkov N.V. 2012. A new duck from the middle miocene of Mongolia, with comments on Miocene evolution of ducks // Paleontological Journal. 2012. Vol. 46., P. 520-530. pdf on researchgate
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2012. Dabbling Ducks (Aves: Anatidae) from the Middle Miocene of Mongolia // Paleontological Journal. 2012. Vol. 46. P. 421-429. pdf on researchgate
Zelenkov N.V. 2012. Cladistic analysis, evolution and paleontology // Modern paleontology: classical and modern methods - 2012. Moscow: PIN. P. 9-25. [in Russian with English summary]. pdf
Zelenkov N.V., Martynovich N.V. 2012. The oldest avian fauna from Baikal // Bajkal. Zool. Zhurn. 2012. No. 3(11). P. 12-17. [in Russian with English summary]. whole issue

2011

Kurochkin E.N., Zelenkov N.V., Averianov A.O., Leshchinsky S.V. 2011. A new taxon of birds (Aves) from the Cretaceous of Western Siberia, Russia // Journal of Systematic Paleontology. Vol. 9. No 1. P. 109-117. 
Zelenkov N.V. 2011. Ardea sytcheskayae sp. nov., a new heron species (Aves: Ardeidae) from the middle Miocene of Mongolia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 45. P. 572-579. 
Zelenkov N.V., Averianov A.O. 2011. Synsacrum of a primitive bird from the Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 45. P. 314-319. 
Zelenkov N.V. 2011. Diving ducks from the middle Miocene of Western Mongolia // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 45. P. 191-199. 
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2011. The current state of knowledge of the Neogene birds of Central Asia. Pp. 44-70 in: N.V. Martynovich (Ed.). Dedicated to A.Ya. Tugarinov. A collection of scientific papers. Krasnoyarsk: Krasnoyarsk Stare Museum. [In Russian with English summary] pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2011. Morphological hemiplasies in cladistics studies of phylogeny, with examples from birds // Biology Bulletin. Vol. 38. P. 905-911.

2010

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. P. 328-336.

2009 

Kirillova I., Zelenkov N., Tesakov A. 2009. Master and visitors of the cave Ostantsevaya (Sakhalin Island, Russian Far East) // Slovenský Kras. Acta Carsologica Slovaca. Vol. 47. Suppl. 1. P. 57-66.
Zelenkov N.V. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of some neogene phasianid genera (Aves: Phasianidae) // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 43. 4. P. 438-443.
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2009. Neogene Phasianids (Aves: Phasianidae) of Central Asia: 2. Genera Perdix, Plioperdix and Bantamyx // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 43. P. 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. P. 208-215.
Mayr, G. Zelenkov N. 2009. New specimens of zygodactylid birds from the middle Eocene of Messel, with description of a new species of Primozygodactylus // Acta Paleontologica Polonica. Vol. 54. P. 15-20.

2008

Zelenkov N.V., Dyke G.J. The fossil record and evolution of mousebirds // Palaeontology Vol. 51. P. 1403–1418.
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N., Karhu A.A., Ballmann P. Birds of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene from the Palaeolithic Djuktai Cave site of Yakutia, Eastern Siberia // Oryctos. Vol. 7. P. 213-222. pdf
Waterhouse, D.W., Lindow, B.E.K., Zelenkov, N.V. and Dyke, G.J. Two new fossil parrots (Psittaciformes) from the Lower Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark // Palaeontology. Vol. 51. P. 575-582.
Zelenkov N.V. 2008. Quaternary anseriforms of the Djuktai Cave (South-Eastern Yakutia) // Casarca. Vol. 11(1). P. 13-21. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2008. Bird remains from two archaeological sites in Belorus Republic // Ornithologia. Vol. 35. P. 126-128. pdf
Dmitrieva E.L., Serdyuk N.V., Lavrov A.V, Sytchevskaya E.K., Zelenkov N.V. 2008. Paleozoological characterization of the archaeological site "Borovsky kurgan" // Archaeologia podmoskovia. no. 4. P. 389-391. [in Russian]. 

2007-2004

Zelenkov N.V. 2007. The structure and probable mechanism of evolutionary formation of the foot in piciform birds // Paleontological Journal. Vol. 41. P. 290-297. 
Dmitrieva E.L., Sytchevkaya E.K., Serdyuk N.V., Zelenkov N.V., Lavrov A.V. 2007. Paleozoological characterization of the archaeological sites from Moscow and Moscow Region. Pp. 323-326 in: A.V. Kharinsky (Ed.).: Ethnohistory and archaeology of Northern Eurasia: theory, methodology, and practice of investigation, a collection of scientific papers. Irkutsk. [In Russian]. 
Zelenkov N.V., Dzerzhinsky F.Ya. 2006. The hind limb structure and climbing in woodpeckers // Zoologichesky Zhurnal. Vol. 85. P. 395-410. [In Russian with English sumamry]. pdf
Zelenkov N.V. 2005. Quaternary birds from Ostantsevaya Cave, Sakhalin Island // Ornithologia. Vol. 32: 167-168. pdf
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2005. Results of ornithological observations on the Eastern border of the Amur region, Far Eastern Russia // Ornithologia. Vol. 32. P. 167-167. 
Zelenkov N.V., Kurochkin E.N. 2005. Birds of the Palaeolithic site Djuktai Cave, Eastern Siberia // Modern paleontology: classical and modern methods - 2005. Moscow: PIN. P. 125-132. 
Zelenkov N.V., Bocharova N.A. 2004. Records of rare bird species in Olenino and Nelidovo districts, Twer Region // Ornithologia. Vol. 31. P. 221. 
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