Węże II (Pliocene to of Poland)

Also known as Weze

Where: Siedlce, Poland (52.3° N, 22.2° E: paleocoordinates 52.5° N, 21.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 15 to MN 15 (4.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• dated to the Early/Late Pliocene Biharian/Villanyian boundary,

•MN15/MN16 (per B. Rzbezik-Kowalska, pers. comm.)

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; ferruginous, shelly/skeletal, red claystone

• A nearly vertical rock crevice filled up with dark-red weathering clay mixed with many vertebrate remains.

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Mlynarski. 1962. Notes on the amphibian and reptilian fauna of the Polish Pliocene and Early Pleistocene. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 7(2):177-194 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34840: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 06.10.2003, edited by Hannah O'Regan, Jason Head, Lars van den Hoek Ostende and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo szalaii" = Testudo globosa
"Testudo szalaii" = Testudo globosa Portis 1890 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys orbicularis3 Linnaeus 1758 European pond turtle
 Squamata - Anguidae
"Ophisaurus pannonicus" = Pseudopus pannonicus, Anguis cf. fragilis
"Ophisaurus pannonicus" = Pseudopus pannonicus Kormos 1911 legless lizard
Anguis cf. fragilis Linneaus 1758 Slow worm
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe paralongissima n. sp.5 Szyndlar 1984 colubrid snake
Natrix cf. longivertebrata5 Szyndlar 1984 water snake
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Neurotrichus minor n. sp." = Neurotrichus skoczeni4
"Neurotrichus minor n. sp." = Neurotrichus skoczeni4 Zijlstra 2010 shrew mole
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus cusanus2 deer
mainly teeth, cited as T. Czyzewska pers. comm.
Cervus pardinensis2 deer
mainly teeth, cited as T. Czyzewska pers. comm.
Croizetoceros ramosus2 Croizet and Jobert 1828 deer
mainly teeth, cited as T. Czyzewska pers. comm.
Arvernoceros ardei2 deer
mainly teeth, cited as T. Czyzewska pers. comm.