"Holuzubiniec" (Miocene of Ukraine)

Also known as Holozubyntsi/Golozubintsy(?), "Hotozubince", "Bolurubince"

Where: Khmel'nitsk'yi, Ukraine (48.8° N, 26.9° E: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 25.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• In Pusch (1837, Polens Paläontologie) the age of the "Holuzubiniec" locality is said to be Cretaceous. According to the modern geological map of Ukraine, however, in entire Dunaivtsi Raion predominantly rocks of Miocene age crop out (with exception of the flanks of the river valleys, where rocks of paleozoic and precambrian age are exposed). Hence, the present collection is assigned to the Miocene.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, white sandstone

• "white loose bed of sands" (Pusch, 1834)

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar. 1997. A review of the fossil Snakes (Reptilia: Serpentes) described by Herman von Meyer. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 203(2):211-219 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136575: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 30.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Colubridae
Coluber podolicus n. sp. von Meyer 1844 water snake
one single vertebra (probably lost), tentatively identified as Siren lacertina by Pusch (1837)