Turtle Joint, West Quarry, Mokra, Miocene (Miocene of Czech Republic)

Also known as Mokra-Western Quarry; 1/2001

Where: Moravia, Czech Republic (49.2° N, 16.8° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° N, 15.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 4 zone, Orleanian (20.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, peroxide, sieve

Primary reference: M. Ivanov, M. Ruta, J. Klembara and M. Böhme. 2018. A new species of Varanus (Anguimorpha: Varanidae) from the early Miocene of the Czech Republic, and its relationships and palaeoecology. Journal of Systematic Paleontology 16(9):767-797 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/T. Cleary]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190142: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.11.2017, edited by Terri Cleary

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Pelobatidae
Pelobates sp. Wagler 1830 spadefoot toad
"common"
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana sp. Linnaeus 1758 frog
"common", "synkl. Rana esculenta"
 Caudata - Urodela
Salamandridae indet. Gray 1825 newt
"common"
Chelotriton "sp. type I" Pomel 1853 newt
"abundant"
Chelotriton "sp. type II" Pomel 1853 newt
"rare"
Triturus roehrsi Herre 1955 newt
"rare"
Triturus cf. marmoratus Latreille 1800 marbled newt
"rare"
Reptilia
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacerta sp. Linnaeus 1758 squamates
"rare", "small form"
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus mokrensis Ivanov et al. 2018 monitor lizard
Paratypes from this locality: left maxilla (SMM/009-09-11/372009 Pal. 1023-1024); left septomaxilla (Pal. 1020); sacral vertebra (Pal. 1066). Other referred specimens: frontal (2 left and 3 right, Pal. 1000–1004); parietal (Pal. 1005–1007); left prootic (Pal. 1008); otoccipital (1 left and 3 right, Pal. 1009–1012); basisphenoid (Pal 1013); basioccipital (Pal. 1014–1015); postorbitofrontal (2 left and 2 right, Pal. 1016– 1019); septomaxilla (2 left and 1 right, Pal. 1020–1022); maxilla (3 left and 2 right, Pal. 1023–1027); fragmentary toothed bones (Pal. 1028–1032); left pterygoid (Pal. 1033); right palatine (Pal. 1034); left dentary (Pal. 1035–1036); left surangular (Pal. 1037); left articular, (Pal. 1038); right quadrate (Pal. 1039); cervical vertebrae (Pal. 1040–1043); trunk vertebrae (Pal. 1044–1065); sacral vertebrae (Pal. 1066– 1068); caudal vertebrae (Pal. 1069–1087).
 Squamata - Anguidae
Pseudopus sp. Merrem 1820 legless lizard
"rare"
 Squamata - Boidae
Boidae indet. Gray 1825 boa
"rare"
Bavarioboa cf. hermi Szyndlar and Schleich 1993 boa
"rare"
 Squamata - Colubridae
Coluber "sp. type I" Linnaeus 1758 racer
"rare"
Coluber "sp. type II" Linnaeus 1758 racer
"rare"
Natrix "sp. type I" Laurenti 1768 water snake
"rare"
Natrix sp. Laurenti 1768 water snake
"rare"
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Vipera "sp. ("oriental vipers" group)" Laurenti 1768 pit viper
"common"
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
? Brachypotherium sp. Roger 1904 rhinoceros
"rare"
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
"rare"
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
"rare"
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
Lagomeryx sp. Roger 1904 ruminant
"abundant"
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Procervulus sp. Gaudry 1877 deer
"common"
 Ungulata - Moschidae
Micromeryx sp. Lartet 1851 musk deer
"abundant"