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Author(s): Szentesi, Z., Pazonyi, P. & Mészáros, L.
Title: Albanerpetontidae from the late Pliocene (MN 16A) Csarnóta 3 locality (Villány Hills, South Hungary) in the collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum
Year: 2015
Volume: 32
Pages: 49-66.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17111/FragmPalHung.2015.32.49


Abstract: Based on cranial and jaw elements, the presence of Albanerpeton pannonicum species (Allocaudata: Albanerpetontidae) was noticed from the late Pliocene Csarnóta 3 locality (Villány Hills). Since it is considered a poor fossil site, it had not been suffi ciently studied. These fossils represent the geologically youngest record of the species from Hungary. Though, the Csarnóta 3 albanerpetontid assemblage is small the bones are well preserved, and all are informative on species or at least on genus level. Th e red coloured bone-bearing deposits and the preservation quality of bones are very similar to the uppermost strata (4–1) of the Csarnóta 2 palaeovertebrate locality. The study of small mammal fauna also suggests this correlation, as well as explains the age of the site. The studied vertebrate fauna forms a transition between the woodland and steppe wildlife. With 17 figures and 3 tables.
Keywords: taphonomy, Villány, Albanerpeton, Albanerpetontidae, late Pliocene, small mam mals

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Dulai, A., Lőkös, L. & Fuisz, T. I.