Muchkapian (Early Neopleistocene) Amphibians and Reptiles of the East-European Plain

Viatcheslav Yu. Ratnikov

Abstract


Eleven Muchkapian (Early Neopleistocene) localities, bearing remains of amphibians and reptiles, are known from the territory of the East-European Plain. A brief review of the localities and systematic composition of their herpetofauna is given. Species variety of the herpetofauna testifies about highly favorable conditions at the Muchkapian time. Findings of remains of large anuran individuals and abundance of turtle remains allow assuming, that climate in this area at the Muchkapian time was warmer than at present.

Keywords


Amphibians; Reptiles; Muchkapian Age; Early Neopleistocene; East-European Plain

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