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APPENDIX

The fossil record of late Miocene lissamphibians and squamate reptiles from the northern border of Eastern Paratethys.

The fossil localities included are from the Republic of Moldova: Bushor 1 (MN 9), Cioburciu (MN 11), Cimislia (MN 12); Romania: Crețești (MN 9), Fălciu-Prut 1 (MN 11-12); Russia: Gaverdovsky (MN 11), Volchaya Balka (MN 11), Sonechnodolsk (MN 13); and Ukraine: Gritsev (MN 9), Cherevichnoje (MN 12).

The faunal lists from the included localities are based on the work of several authors, as it follows: Bushor 1 (Chkhikvadze and Lungu, 1973; Zerova and Chkhikvadze, 1984), Cherevichnoje - lower level (Chkhikvadze, 1984; Zerova and Chkhikvadze, 1984; Szyndlar and Zerova, 1992), Crețești (Codrea et al., 2017), Cioburciu (Lungu and Delinschi, 2006; Delinschi, 2009), Cimislia (Delinschi, 2008, 2009), Fălciu (this paper), Gaverdovsky (Tesakov et al., 2017; Syromyatnikova, 2017a, 2018), Gritsev (Zerova, 1987, 1989, 1992; Szyndlar and Zerova, 1990; Ivanov, 1999; Vasilyan et al., 2013; Roček et al., 2014; Vasilyan and Yanenko, 2020), Solnechnodolsk (Syromyatnikova, 2017b; Čerňanský et al., 2018; Čerňanský and Syromyatnikova, 2019, 2021), Volchaya Balka (Syromyatnikova, 2017, 2018; Tesakov et al., 2017; Syromyatnikova and Roček, 2019). For a more complete faunal list from these localities and references see wahre-staerke. com.

APPENDIX FIGURE 1. Late Miocene localities (MN 9 -13) from the northern border of Eastern Paratethys.

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APPENDIX TABLE 1. The fossil record of amphibians and squamate reptiles.

Localities
Taxa/Age
Grit
MN 9
Bush
MN 9
Creț
MN 9
Gave
MN 11
VolB
MN 11
Ciob
MN 11
Fălc
MN 11-12
Cher
MN 12
Cimi
MN 12
Soln
MN 13
Andrias scheuchzeri +                  
Ukrainurus hypsognathus +                  
Palaeoproteus miocenicus +                  
Mioproteus caucasicus +     + + +        
Mioproteus sp.   +           +    
Chelotriton cf. paradoxus +     + +          
Chelotriton sp.             +      
Lissotriton sp.         +          
Triturus cristatus         +          
Triturus cf. marmoratus         +          
Triturus sp.             +      
Salamandridae indet.     +              
Bombina cf. bombina         +          
Latonia caucasica         +          
Latonia cf. seyfriedi +                  
Latonia sp.         +   +      
Palaeobatrachus sp. +     + +          
Eopelobates cf. bayeri +       +          
Eopelobates sp. +                  
Pelobates sp. +   + + +   + +   +
Pelobates aff. praefuscus                   +
Bufotes viridis         +   +      
Bufo sp. + +                
Bufonidae indet.     +              
Hyla sp.         +     +    
Pelophylax gr. ridibundus +             +    
Pelophylax sp.         +   +      
Rana sp.   +     + +        
Gekkonidae indet. +                  
Agamidae indet. +                  
Amphisbaenidae indet. +                  
Chalcides sp. +   +              
Scincidae indet. +                  
Lacerta sp. (s.l.)     +     +     +  
Lacerta cf. trilineata                   +
Lacertidae indet.             +      
Heremites cf. vittatus                   +
Anguis sp. +     +            
Anguis cf. varus                   +
Ophisaurus sp. +   +     +     + +
Ophisaurus cf. spinari                   +
Pseudopus pannonicus + +   +           +
Anguidae indet.             +      
Varanus sp.   +               +
Scolecophidia indet. +           +      
Albaneryx volynicus +                  
Bransateryx sp. +                  
Eryx sp.               +    
Coronella sp.       +            
Coronella cf. miocaenica     +              
Coluber sp. +                  
Hierophis sp. + + +              
Elaphe sp. + +       +        
Elaphe cf. kochfidischi               +    
Colubridae indet. +   +       +      
Natricinae indet. +                  
Natrix sp.   +   +   + +      
Natrix cf. longivertebrata               +    
Naja romani +           +      
Crotalinae indet. +                  
Macrovipera sp. +   +              
Vipera berus +                  
Vipera ukrainica +                  
Vipera meotica               +    
Vipera sp.   +       +     +  

Abbreviations used in the Table 1: Bush (Bushor 1), Cher (Cherevichnoje), Creț (Crețești), Ciob (Cioburciu), Cimi (Cimislia), Fălc (Fălciu-Prut 1), Gave (Gaverdovsky), Grit (Gritsev), Soln (Solnechnodolsk), VolB (Volchaya Balka).

 

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