Record details

Title
    Herpetological assemblages from the Pliocene to middle Pleistocene in Central Europe: palaeoecological significance
Author
    Ivanov, Martin
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Geodiversitas
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 29, č. 2
Pages
    24
Year
    2007
Thesaurus term
    Amphibia
    Central Europe
    climate
    palaeoecology
    Pleistocene
    Pliocene
    Reptilia
Keyword
    Assemblages
    Central
    Europe
    Herpetological
    Middle
    Palaeoecological
    Pleistocene
    Pliocene
    Significance
Abstract (in english)
   The extinction event at the Early/Late Pliocene boundary (MN 15/MN 16) distinctively affected especially the southern part of Central Europe (the last occurrences of Albanerpeton pannonicus, Mertensiella mera, and Latonia gigantea). Several other taxa died out during MN 16 zone. This Pliocene extinction is a result of deterioration of climatic conditions with the process of aridization playing, most probably, the key role. Because numerous taxa became extinct long before the beginning of the Pleistocene during the MN 15 and MN 16 zones, the Pliocene/Pleistocene transition (ca 1.8 Ma) is not reflected in the evolution of Central European herpetological assemblages. Herpetological assemblages fundamentally changed during the terminal part of the Early Biharian (Early Pleistocene) when several Pliocene and Early Biharian representatives became extinct.
Contributor
    MU Brno, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    MU, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012