publication . Article . 2014

New finds of anguines (Squamata, Anguidae) from the Early Miocene of Northwest Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Jozef Klembara;
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  • Published: 25 Feb 2014
Abstract
New material on anguines is described from two Lower Miocene localities in Northwest Bohemia in the Czech Republic: Merkur (MN 3) and Dolnice (MN 4). Although the material is disarticulated, it was possible to assign several elements to one species based on similar ornamentation of the skull roof bones and similar morphology of the teeth. Two new species, Ophisaurus holeci nov. sp. and Pseudopus rugosus nov. sp. are described. Pseudopus rugosus becomes the second species of the genus Pseudopus described from the Merkur locality. In addition to the new Ophisaurus species above, the species O. spinari is described on the basis of the parietal and Ophisaurus sp. 1 ...
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free text keywords: Palaeontology, Neogene, Anguidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Squamata, Anguimorpha, Paleontology, Pseudopus, Skull roof, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Angular bone, Premaxilla
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