Coluber hungaricus Bolkay 1913 (racer)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Alternative combination: Zamenis hungaricus

Full reference: S. Bolkay. 1913. Additions to the Fossil Herpetology of Hungary from the Pannonian and Preglacial Periode. Mitteilungen aus dem Jahrbuche der Kgl. Ungarischen Geologischen Reichsanstalt XXI(7):216-230

Belongs to Coluber according to M. Venczel 1994

See also Bolkay 1913 and Rage 1984

Sister taxa: Coluber acuminatus, Coluber beggiatoi, Coluber cadurci, Coluber caspioides, Coluber constrictor, Coluber dolnicensis, Coluber lafonti, Coluber merkurensis, Coluber ombonii, Coluber planicarinatus, Coluber robertmertensi, Coluber suevicus, Coluber viridiflavus

Type specimen: HGI Ob-4464/Vt.76, a partial skull (a single right quadrate). Its type locality is Polgárdi 2, which is in a MN 13 sinkhole /limestone in Hungary.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Hungary (2 collections)

• MN 13 of Hungary (1)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Hungary (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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