A new evidence for pachyostotic snake from Turonian of Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Đurić, Dragana

Records of Cretaceous marine snakes from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been known for nearly a hundred years. This paper presents a new finding of a pachyostotic snake from the local quarry Dubovac, three kilometers northwest of Bileća. The specimen consists of 29 vertebrae, seven of which are detached from the slab. The two best preserved vertebrae are almost square-shaped resembling Simoliophis rochebrunei but neural arches are much more swollen. Vertebrae and ribs are extremely pachyostotic as in Pachyophis woodwardi. Since there are no three-dimensional vertebrae of this species preserved from Bosnia and Herzegovina, precise identification was limited to a certain extent.

Цитирање: Đurić, Dragana et al., “A new evidence for pachyostotic snake from Turonian of Bosnia-Herzegovina” у Geološki anali Balkanskoga poluostrva(78).

Contributor

sr Đerić, Nevenka

Creator

sr Đurić, Dragana
sr Radosavljević, Dragoslav
sr Petrović, Dragana
sr Radonjić, Miloš
sr Vojnović, Petar

Date

sr 2017

Identifier

sr 10.2298/GABP1778017D

Publisher

sr University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mining and Geology,Department of Regional Geology and Department of Palaeontology

Source

sr Geološki anali Balkanskoga poluostrva

Subject

sr Turonian
sr Bileća
sr hind-limbed snake
sr pachyostosis
sr Pachyophis

Abstract

sr Records of Cretaceous marine snakes from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been known for nearly a hundred years. This paper presents a new finding of a pachyostotic snake from the local quarry Dubovac,
three kilometers northwest of Bileća. The specimen consists of 29 vertebrae, seven of which are detached from the slab. The two best preserved vertebrae are almost square-shaped resembling Simoliophis rochebrunei but neural arches are much more swollen. Vertebrae and ribs are extremely pachyostotic as in Pachyophis
woodwardi. Since there are no three-dimensional vertebrae of this species preserved from Bosnia and Herzegovina, precise identification was limited to a certain extent.

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sr 17

Date Created

sr 21

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sr NULL

Date Copyrighted

sr 3

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Date Issued

sr 78

Date Modified

sr 1

Spatial Coverage

sr Belgrade

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sr č292

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