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FIGURE 1. Geological setting. A, geological map of Moldova region, Romania and location of the Fălciu-Prut 1 fossil site (compiled after: Ionesi (1994) - geology; Săndulescu (1984), Răileanu et al. (2011) - tectonics; Haase et al. (2007) - loess cover); B, lithological log of the FP 1 fossil site .

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FIGURE 2. Fossil remains of Chelotriton sp. from FP 1: A-C, left oticooccipital (UBB V 939) in dorsal (A), ventral (B) and medial (C) views; D-E, fragmentary frontal (UBB V 940/1) in dorsal (D) and ventral (E) views; F-G, fragmentary dentary (UBB V 940/2) in labial (F) and lingual (G) views; H, rib fragment (UBB V 938/4) in lateral view; I-J, presacral vertebrae (UBB V 938/1-3) in ventral (I, J) and dorsal views (K). Abbreviations: coc, occipital condyle; fen, endolymphatic foramen; fov, fenestra ovalis; fpe, perilymphatic foramen; pb, basal process, VII, facial nerve foramen; VIII, auditory nerve foramina; IX + X, glossopharyngeal + vagus nerve foramen. Scale bar equals 2 mm.

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FIGURE 3. Fossil remains of Triturus sp. from FP 1: A, atlas (UBB V 941) in ventral view; B-G, presacral vertebrae (UBB V 942/1-2) in dorsal (B, E), lateral (D, G) and ventral (C, D) views; H, proximal fragment of femur (UBB V 943/1); I, distal fragment of femur (UBB V 943/2). Scale bar equals 2 mm.

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FIGURE 4. Fossil remains of Latonia sp. (A, B) and Pelobates sp. (C-J) from FP 1: A-B, fragmentary ilia (UBB V 944/1-2) in lateral views; C, premaxilla (UBB V 945/1) in posterior view; D, angulosplenial (UBB V 946/3) in dorsal view; E-F, fragmentary frontoparietal (UBB V 945/2) in dorsal (E) and ventral (F) views; G-H, fragmentary maxillae (UBB V 946/1-2 in lingual (G) and (H) labial views; I-J, presacral vertebra (UBB V 947) in ventral (I) and dorsal (J) views. Scale bar equals 2 mm.

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FIGURE 5. Fossil remains of Bufotes cf. viridis (A-F) and Pelophylax sp. (G-J) from FP 1: A, sacral vertebra (UBB V 950) in ventral view; B-C, distal fragments of humeri (UBB V 951/1-2) in ventral views; D-F, fragmentary ilia (UBB V 952/1-3) in lateral views; G-H, fragmentary frontoparietals (UBB V 953/1-2) in dorsal (G) and ventral (H) views; I, angulosplenial (UBB V 954/2) in dorsal view; J, fragmentary ilium (UBB V 956) in lateral view. Scale bar equals 2 mm.

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FIGURE 6. Fossil remains of lacertids (A-F) and anguids (G-I) from FP 1: A-C, dentary fragments of Lacertidae indet. sp. 1 (UBB V 957/2-4) in lingual views; D, left dentary of Lacertidae indet. sp. 1 (UBB V 958) in lingual view; E-F, dentary fragments of Lacertidae indet. sp. 2 (UBB V 959/3-4) in lingual views; G-I, presacral vertebra of Anguinae indet. sp. 1 (UBB V 964/1) in ventral, lateral and anterior views; J, fragmentary osteoderm of Anguinae indet. sp. 1 (UBB V 964/2) in dorsal view. Scale bar equals 2 mm.

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FIGURE 7. Fossil remains of Anguinae indet. sp. 2 from FP 1: A, fragmentary maxilla (UBB V 960/1) in lingual view; B-D, fragmentary dentaries (UBB V 960/2-4 in lingual views; E-F, osteoderms (UBB V 962/3-4) in dorsal view; G-H, presacral vertebra (UBB V 961/1) in dorsal and anterior views. Scale bar equals 2 mm.

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FIGURE 8. Fossil snake vertebrae from FP 1: A-B, Scolecophidia indet. (UBB V 965/1-2) in dorsal (A) and ventral (B) views; C-I, Natrix sp. (UBB V 967/1-5) in dorsal (C, D, I), ventral (F), anterior (E) and lateral (G, H) views; J, Colubridae indet. (UBB V 968/1) in ventral view. Scale bars (A-B; C-J) equal 2 mm.

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FIGURE 9. Fossil remains of Naja cf. romani from FP 1: A, venom fang (UBB V 969) in anterior view; B-G, presacral vertebrae (UBB V 970/1-4) in dorsal (B, F), ventral (C, G), lateral (D) and anterior (E) views; H-J, caudal vertebra (UBB V 970/5) in dorsal (H), anterior (I) and ventral (J) views. Scale bars (A; B-J) equal 2 mm.

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