Kohfidisch (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Burgenland, Austria (47.1° N, 16.3° E: paleocoordinates 46.9° N, 16.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: MN 11 (8.7 - 7.8 Ma)

• Locality considered to be in MN 11 biozone

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: F. Bachmayer and Z. Szyndlar. 1985. Ophidians (Reptilia: Serpentes) from the Kohfidisch fissures of Burgenland, Austria. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A: Mineralogie und Petrographie, Geologie und Palaeontologie, Anthropologie Praehistorie 87:79-100 [J. Head/J. Head/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37789: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 23.03.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, David Nicholson and Torsten Liebrecht

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys aff. gaudryi6 Depéret 1885 pond turtle
 Squamata - Viperidae
Vipera burgenlandica n. sp.1 Bachmayer and Szyndlar 1987 viper
"= Daboia sp."; 1 basioccipital and 71 precaudal vertebrae (NMW 1984/106)
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe kohfidischi n. sp., "Nanus planicarinatus n. gen. n. sp." = Coluber planicarinatus, Naja austriaca n. sp., Natrix longivertebrata
Elaphe kohfidischi n. sp. Bachmayer and Szyndlar 1985 colubrid snake
Holotype: mid-trunk vertebra (NMW 1984/96); referred specimens: "several hundred" vertebrae (NMW 1984/101) + 10 cranial elements (listed in Bachmayer & Szyndlar, 1987: 3 basiparasphenoids,1 fragmentary parietal, 2 basioccipitals,1 fragmentary right dentary, 1 fragmentary left dentary, and 2 fragments of right maxilla(e), apparently all catalogued as NMW 1986/4)
"Nanus planicarinatus n. gen. n. sp." = Coluber planicarinatus Bachmayer and Szyndlar 1985 racer
Holotype: trunk vertebra (NMW 1984/97); referred specimens: 6 further trunk vertebrae (NMW 1984/102) + 1 basiparasphenoid (listed in Bachmayer & Szyndlar, 1987; catalogued as NMW 1986/5)
Naja austriaca n. sp. Bachmayer and Szyndlar 1985 cobra
Holotype: basiparasphenoid (NMW 1984/98); referred specimens: 2 frontals, 4 maxillae, "several fragments" of dentaries and pterygoids (mainly catalogued as NMW 1984/104), and about 1000 vertebrae + 3 left and 2 right compound bones, 1 left palatine incl. a tiny fragment of right palatine, and 3 fragmentary dentaries (listed in Bachmayer & Szyndlar, 1987; catalogued as NMW 1986/7)
Natrix longivertebrata Szyndlar 1984 water snake
15 precaudal vertebrae (NMW 1984/103) + 1 complete parietal (listed in Bachmayer & Szyndlar, 1987; catalogued as NMW NMW 1986/6)
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys woelferi n. sp.2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 mouse
Parapodemus lugdunensis3 Schaub 1938 mouse
Epimeriones austriacus4 Daxner-Höck 1972 gerbil
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Prospalax petteri n. sp.2, Promimomys sp.3, Neocricetodon sp.5, "Kowalskia fahlbuschi n. sp." = Neocricetodon fahlbuschi2
Prospalax petteri n. sp.2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 mouse
Promimomys sp.3 Kretzoi 1955 mouse
subgenus Prosomys
Neocricetodon sp.5 Schaub 1934 mouse
"Kowalskia fahlbuschi n. sp." = Neocricetodon fahlbuschi2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus cf. bredai2 von Meyer 1848 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Myomimus cf. multicristatus3 dormouse
pro partim ex. Peridyromys compositus Bachmayer & Wilson, 1970
Myomimus cf. dehmi3 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Muscardinus austriacus4 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 dormouse
n. ssp. austriacus
Graphiurops austriacus n. sp.4 Bachmayer and Wilson 1980 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Leptodontomys sp.4 Shotwell 1956 rodent
Keramidomys sp.3 Hartenberger 1966 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Protozapus intermedius n. gen. n. sp.2
Protozapus intermedius n. gen. n. sp.2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus cf. oeningensis2 König 1825 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
"Galerix zapfei n. sp." = Schizogalerix zapfei2, "Galerix cf. moedlingensis" = Schizogalerix moedlingensis4, Lantanotherium sp.3
"Galerix zapfei n. sp." = Schizogalerix zapfei2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 hedgehog
"Galerix cf. moedlingensis" = Schizogalerix moedlingensis4 Rabeder 1973 hedgehog
Lantanotherium sp.3 Filhol 1888 hedgehog
incorrectly written as Lanthanotherium
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Dibolia vinea" = Archaeodesmana vinea7 Storch 1978 mole
Desmanella cf. crusafonti3 Rümke 1974 mole
Talpa gilothi4 Storch 1978 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
? Neomyini indet.3, "? Petenyiella repenningi n. sp." = Paenelimnoecus repenningi2, "Anourosorex kormosi n. sp." = Crusafontina kormosi2
? Neomyini indet.3 Matschie 1909 red-toothed shrew
"? Petenyiella repenningi n. sp." = Paenelimnoecus repenningi2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 red-toothed shrew
"Anourosorex kormosi n. sp." = Crusafontina kormosi2 Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 red-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera - Megadermatidae
Megaderma vireti2 Mein 1965 false vampire
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
cf. Myotis sp.3 Kaup 1829 vesper bat
Myotis aff. boyeri3 Mein 1965 vesper bat
Plecotus sp.3 Geoffroy 1818 vesper bat
subgenus Paraplecotus
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus grivensis3 Depéret 1892 horseshoe bat
Rhinolophus delphinensis2 Gaillard 1899 horseshoe bat
 Theriiformes -
? Erinaceus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 mammal