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Author(s): Venczel, M.
Title: Anurans and squamates from the Lower Pliocene (MN 14) Osztramos 1 locality (Northern Hungary)
Year: 2001
Volume: 19
Pages: 79-90.

Abstract: The Lower Pliocene (MN 14) locality of Osztramos 1 (Hungary) yielded at least 7 anurans: Latonia gigantea, Bombina sp. (Discoglossidae), Pliobatrachus cf. langhae (Palaeobatrachidae), Eopelobates sp. (Pelobatidae), Bufo bufo, B. viridis (Bufonidae), Rana sp. (Ranidae); and 14 squamate taxa: Geckonidae indet., Lacerta sp. (Lacertidae), Anguis fragilis, Pseudopus pannonicus (Anguidae), Eryx sp. (Boidae), Coluber hungaricus, Coronella austriaca, Elaphe kormosi, E. praelongissima, Elaphe sp., Natrix longivertebrata, cf. Neonatrix sp. (Colubridae), Vipera cf. ammodytes berus (Viperidae). A number of taxa {Eopelobates sp., Geckonidae indet., Eryx sp., cf. Neonatrix sp., Vipera cf. ammodytes and V. cf. berus) are reported for the first time from the Hungarian Neogene. The composition of the fauna suggests mild and wet climate and a diversified paleoenvironment, with a water source in the area, which permitted the co-occurrence of a number of extinct and extant genera during the accumulation of the sediments.
Keywords: Hungary, taxonomy, Anurans, squamates, Lower Pliocene

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Szabó, J. & Matskási, I.