Prof. Vladimir Prokhorovich Amalitzky was the first to especially look for
Gondwana-type rich Permian fauna of terrestrial vertebrates (similar to South African
Permian fauna) on nothern part of European Russia and excavate it successfuly.
The main locality was on the bank Malaya Severnaya Dvina River near a village named Sokolki in the Arkhangelsk Region.
(In the Russian Dinosaur Exposition see Scutosaurus, Dicynodon, Inostrancevia, Annatherapsidus, Dvinia).
These are the greatest in number of Permian amphibians and reptiles in the
collections of the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
First descriptions of many of these new forms were by Amalitzky.
Annatherapsidus petri was named in honor of his wife and co-worker Anna Petrovna
Species first described by Amalitzky:
Specimens in the Russian Dinosaur Exposition first described by Dr. Amalitzky: