Frunzovka-2 (Pliocene of Ukraine)

Also known as Frunzivka

Where: Odessa, Ukraine (47.3° N, 29.7° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 29.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: MN 14 (4.9 - 4.2 Ma)

• "Lower Pliocene (Lower Pontian, MN 14)"

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

• According to the primary reference, the fossiliferous beds comprise a succession of gravels, sands, silts ("alevrits") and clays.

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 168005: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 11.04.2015, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Lacertidae
? Lacerta sp. Linnaeus 1758 squamates
"dentaries of lacertids, presumably of the genus Lacerta s.l."
 Squamata - Anguidae
Pseudopus sp. Merrem 1820 legless lizard
"fragmentary dentary and osteoscutes"
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
trunk vertebrae
Natricinae indet. Bonaparte 1838 colubrid snake
trunk vertebrae
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Vipera (Pelias) sp. Merrem 1820 pit viper
trunk vertebrae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ischymomys quadriradicatus, "Kowalskia aff. fahlbuschi" = Neocricetodon fahlbuschi, "Kowalskia complicidens" = Neocricetodon
"Kowalskia aff. fahlbuschi" = Neocricetodon fahlbuschi Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 mouse
"Kowalskia complicidens" = Neocricetodon mouse
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Allactaga fru n. sp. Nesin and Kovalchuk 2017 jerboa
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurotamias sp. Miller 1901 Chinese rock squirrel
Miopetaurista sp. Kretzoi 1962 squirrel
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Serengetilagus sp. Dietrich 1941 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmaninae indet., "Ruemkelia sp." = Archaeodesmana
Desmaninae indet. Thomas 1912 mole
"Ruemkelia sp." = Archaeodesmana Topachevski and Pashkov 1983 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Petenyia cf. dubia Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 red-toothed shrew
Amblycoptus oligodon red-toothed shrew
"Paenelimnoecus" repenningi Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 red-toothed shrew
Crusafontina kormosi Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 red-toothed shrew
Asoriculus sp. Kretzoi 1959 shrew