Cova Bonica, Massif of Garraf (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Sot de l’Infern

Where: Catalonia, Spain (41.3° N, 1.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 1.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 16 (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: "The remains [...] all provide from the collections of the Museu de Geologia de Barcelona."

Primary reference: H.-A. Blain and S. Bailon. 2006. Catalogue of Spanish Plio-Pleistocene amphibians and squamate reptiles from the Museu de Geologia de Barcelona. Treballs del Museu de Geologia de Barcelona 14:61-80 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167736: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 30.03.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "Part of this material has been described and drawn within framework of a Ph.D.Thesis (Blain, 2005)"

•Note: There are several taxa lists with regard to this locality in the reference and some taxa appear in more than one list. Each taxa list is headlined by a catalogue(?) number, but the reference does not contain an explanation what this number actually means. Hence, all "occurences" listed in the reference are united in a single taxon list here (TL).

 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo bufo toad
1 left humerus of female and 1 vertebra (v9396)
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 lizard
4 left and 5 right dentaries (v9406)
 Squamata - Anguidae
Pseudopus sp. Merrem 1820 legless lizard
8 caudal vertebrae (v9373), 2 left dentaries (v9376), 1 maxilla fragment and 1 left dentary (v9379), 3 caudal vertebrae (v9396), 2 fragments of right maxillae (v9406)
Pseudopus cf. pannonicus Kormos 1911 legless lizard
4 trunk vertebrae (v9372), 1 right maxilla (v9380), 1parietal fragment and 160 osteoderms (v9381)
 Squamata - Agamidae
Agamidae indet. Gray 1827 lizard
1 caudal vertebra (v9373), 2 trunk vertebrae (v9374), 2 caudal vertebrae (v9375), 3 maxillae and 7 dentaries (v9377), 1 maxilla fragment and 2 right dentaries (v9378), 2 trunk vertebrae (v9382), 1 trunk vertebra (v9396), 10 maxilla fragments and 4 dentary fragments (v9406)
 Squamata - Viperidae
Vipera sp. Laurenti 1768 viper
"Oriental species", 1 trunk vertebra (v9382)
 Squamata -
Serpentes indet. Stirton 1953 snake
1 caudal vertebra (v9374), 2 cervical and 3 caudal vertebrae (v9382), 1 cervical and 1 caudal vertebrae (v9396), 1 dentary fragment (v9406)
 Squamata - Colubridae
Rhinechis scalaris Schinz 1822 ladder snake
11 trunk vertebrae and 12 trunk vertebrae fragments (v9382)
"Colubrinae" indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"5 fragments of trunk vertebrae and 8 fragments of trunk [sic!] vertebrae" (v9382), 5 trunk vertebrae (v9396)
Coronella girondica Daudin 1803 southern smooth snake
2 trunk vertebrae (v9382)
Natrix cf. maura water snake
1 trunk vertebra (v9373)
Natrix natrix Linnaeus 1758 water snake
1 cervical vertebra and 7 trunk vertebrae (v9382)
Malpolon monspessulanus Hermann 1804 Montpellier snake
5 trunk vertebrae and 4 trunk vertebrae fragments (v9382)
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
cf. Tarentola mauritanica wall gecko
2 fragments of left dentaries (v9406)
 Squamata - Amphisbaenidae
Blanus cinereus Vandelli 1797 Mediterranean worm lizard
1 trunk vertebra (v9373), 14 trunk vertebra (v9374), 1 trunk vertebra (v9382), 3 trunk vertebrae (v9396), 1 right dentary (v9406)