Vipera platyspondyla Szyndlar 1987 (pit viper)

Reptilia - Squamata - Crotalidae

Full reference: Z. Szyndlar. 1987. Snakes from the Lower Miocene Locality of Dolnice (Czechoslovakia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 7(1):55-71

Belongs to Vipera according to Z. Szyndlar 1987

Sister taxa: Coluber kargii, Vipera (Daboia), Vipera (Macrovipera), Vipera (Pelias), Vipera (Vipera), Vipera antiqua, Vipera burgenlandica, Vipera gedulyi, Vipera latastei, Vipera maghrebiana, Vipera maxima, Vipera natiensis

Type specimen: DP FNSP 940, a set of vertebrae (a single trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Dolnice, which is in a MN 4 fluvial-lacustrine siltstone/marl in the Czech Republic.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1 collection), Germany (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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