Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Amphibians and reptiles from the Pliocene locality of Węże II near Działoszyn (Poland)

Marian Młynarski, Zbigniew Szyndlar, Richard Estes, and Borja Sanchiz

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 29 (3-4), 1984: 209-226

The following forms have been recognized in the Upper Pliocene fauna from the karstic deposits near Działoszyn: Mioproteus wezet sp, n. (Proteidae), Palaeobatrachus sp. and Pliobatrachus cr. tanghae (Palaeobatrachidae), Pelobates fuscus (Pelobatidae), Bufo bufo (Bufonidae), Rana sp. (Ranidae), Emys orbicularis antigua (Emydidae), Ophisaurus pannonicus and Anguis ct. fragils (Anguidae), Lacerta cf. viridis and Lacerta sp. (Lacertidae), Elaphe paralongissima and Natrix ct. longivertebrata (Colubridae). The majority of the recognized taxa, including living forms (e.g., Bufo bufo, Emys orbicularis, Anguis fragilis) as well as extinct ones (Pliobatrachus lanqhae, Natrix longivertebrata), were widespread in the European Neogene and (eventually) Pleistocene.

Key words: Amphibia, Reptilia, Pliocene, Poland

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