Algora (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (40.0° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 3.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 13 zone, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified carbonate

• "...fossil karstic breccia (Szyndlar, 1985:447)"

Collection methods: chemical,

• "All the material here analyzed comes from a single rock, roughly pyramindal, of about 35 cm. on its maximal length. (Szyndlar, 1984:447)"

Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar. 1985. Ophidian fauna (Reptilia, Serpentes) from the uppermost Miocene of Algora (Spain). Estudios Geologicos 41:447-465 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28625: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 20.02.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Viperidae
Viperidae indet. Oppel 1811 viper
 Serpentes -
 Squamata - Elapidae
Naja iberica n. sp.
Naja iberica n. sp. Szyndlar 1985 cobra
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe algorensis n. sp. Szyndlar 1985 colubrid snake
Hispanophis coronelloideus n. gen. n. sp. Szyndlar 1985 colubrid snake
 Squamata -
Scolecophidia indet. Duméril and Bibron 1844 snake