Oschiri (Miocene to of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (40.7° N, 9.1° E: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 4.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 1 to MN 1 (23.0 - 13.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; claystone and lignite

• The Oschiri locality belongs to the Oligocene-Miocene Sardinia rift graben which is connected to the decoupling of the Sardinia-Corsica block from the southern margin of Europe (see, e.g. Carminati et al., 2012, pp. 434-473 in Roberts & Bally (eds.))
• "lignitic clay deposit"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Venczel and B. Sanchíz. 2006. Lower Miocene Amphibians and Reptiles from Oschiri (Sardinia, Italy). Hantkeniana 5:72-75 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138825: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 29.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossus sp. Otth 1837 painted frog
 Caudata - Urodela
Salamandrina sp. Fitzinger 1826 spectacled salamander
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae sp. Bonaparte 1831 squamates
probably more than a single taxon
 Squamata - Anguidae
 Squamata - Aniliidae
Eoanilius oligocenicus Szyndlar 1994 pipe snake
2 mid-trunk vertebrae
 Squamata - Colubridae
Natricinae indet. Bonaparte 1838 colubrid snake
1 fragmentary presacral and 7 caudal vertebrae
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Vipera sp. Laurenti 1768 pit viper
2 fragmentary presacral vertebrae, 2 venom fangs; probably belongs to "V. aspis complex"
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Gekkonidae indet. Gray 1825 gecko
 Squamata - Amphisbaenidae
Blanus gracilis Roček 1984 worm lizard
 Squamata - Scincidae
Scincidae indet. Gray 1825 skink
probably two different forms