Record details

Title
    Early Miocene Amphibians (Caudata, Salientia) from the Mokrá-Western Quarry (Czech Republic) with comments on the evolution of Early Miocene amphibian assemblages in Central Europe
Author
    Ivanov, Martin
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Geobios
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 41, č. (2008)
Pages
    28
Year
    2008
Thesaurus term
    Caudata
    Central Europe
    Early Miocene
    evolution of assemblages
    Salientia
Keyword
    Amphibian
    Amphibians
    Assemblages
    Caudata
    Central
    Comments
    Czech
    Early
    Europe
    Evolution
    Miocene
    Mokrá-Western
    Quarry
    Republic
    Salientia
Abstract (in english)
   The Mokrá-Western Quarry exhibits the rare occurrence of Early Miocene (MN 4) vertebrate fauna within the area of the eastern part of Central Europe. In addition to a rich fauna of reptiles and mammals, two fossiliferous karst joints (Mokrá-Western Quarry, 1/2001 Turtle Joint and Mokrá-Western Quarry, 2/2003 Reptile Joint) yielded a rich fauna of amphibians including 13 amphibian taxa: Salamandridae: Mioproteus sp., Chelotriton sp., type I, Chelotriton sp., type II, Triturus aff. roehrsi, Triturus cf. marmoratus, Triturus sp. (T. cristatus species group), Chioglossa meini, Mertensiella mera, Salamandridae gen. et sp. indet.; Pelobatidae: Pelobates sanchizi; Ranidae: Rana sp. (synklepton Rana esculenta); Bufonidae: Bufo sp. The first records of the West European species Triturus cf. marmoratus and Chioglossa meini are reported from the eastern part of Central Europe indicating the wide distribution of those taxa throughout the whole of Europe as early as MN 4.
Contributor
    MU Brno, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    MU, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012