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Lizards and amphisbaenians (Reptilia, Squamata) from the late Eocene of Sossís (Catalonia, Spain)
Bolet Mercadal, Arnau (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Evans, Susan E. (University College London. Department of Cell and Developmental Biology)

Date: 2013
Abstract: A new diverse late Eocene lizard and amphisbaenian assemblage from the classical mammal locality of Sossís (Catalonia, Spain) is described. It represents the first Paleogene lizard assemblage from Spain and the first late Eocene lizard locality from the Iberian Peninsula. The family-level composition of the assemblage replicates that of other contemporaneous European localities, with the presence of iguanians, geckos, lacertids, scincids, cordyliforms, amphisbaenians, anguines, and glyptosaurines. Many of these families still occur in Catalonia, but the presence of thermophilic taxa like iguanians and cordyliforms are indicative of warmer conditions during the Eocene. The closest faunal match is with the contemporaneous French localities of the Phosphorites du Quercy. Sossís and other newly recovered Paleogene Spanish squamate assemblages have the potential to contribute to an understanding of patterns of faunal interchange between different Paleogene bioprovinces, complementing existing data on mammals.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2011-27343
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/BES2009/026731
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CGL2008−06533−C03−01/BTE
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CGL2011-30069-C02-01
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Squamata ; Lizards ; Amphisbaenians ; Eocene ; Iberian Peninsula ; Spain
Published in: Palaeontologia electronica, Vol. 16, Issue 1 (March 2013) , article 8A, ISSN 1094-8074

DOI: 10.26879/354


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