Vinogradovka (Pliocene of Ukraine)

Also known as Vinohradivka

Where: Odessa, Ukraine (45.7° N, 28.6° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 28.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 15 (4.2 - 3.2 Ma)

• "Middle Pliocene (Kimmerian, Late Ruscinian, MN 15)"

•According to the stratigraphic chart in the primary reference, the site is located in the Moldavski faunistic complex.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gravel

• "gravels on littoral-marine, avandelta [i.e. subaqueous, 'marine' part of a river delta] and lagoon-lake deposits of lower Pontian"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. A. Zerova. 1993. Late Cainozoic localities of snakes and lizards of Ukraine. Revue de Paléobiologie, Volume spéciale 7:273-280 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 168015: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 12.04.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Lacertidae
? Lacerta sp. Linnaeus 1758 squamates
"dentaries and vertebrae of lacertids, presumably of the genus Lacerta s.l."
 Squamata - Anguidae
Pseudopus sp. Merrem 1820 legless lizard
"fragmentary trunk and caudal vertebrae"
 Squamata - Boidae
"Erycinae indet." = Erycidae
"Erycinae indet." = Erycidae Bonaparte 1825 sand boa
"trunk vertebrae of small erycines"
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
trunk vertebrae of large and small forms
Elaphe sp. Wagler 1833 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Vipera (Pelias) sp. Merrem 1820 pit viper
trunk vertebrae