Amphibian and reptilian fauna of the Baikal region of Late Pleistocene and Holocene (new data)

  • Natalia Schepina Geological Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 6a, ul. Sakhjanova, Ulan-Ude, 670047, Russian Federation
  • Fedora Khenzykhenova Geological Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 6a, ul. Sakhjanova, Ulan-Ude, 670047, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9832-7209
  • Oyna Namzalova Geological Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 6a, ul. Sakhjanova, Ulan-Ude, 670047, Russian Federation

Abstract

The article presents new data on amphibians (Anura, Amphibia) and reptiles (Sauria, Reptilia) as components of the Baikal region fauna of Late Pleistocene and Holocene. For the first time the bone remains of the Mongolian toad, Strauchbufo raddei, from the Kharyaska-2, Chernoyarovo, Desyatnikovo, Pesterevo, Oshurkovo localities have been identified. Remains of Lacertidae: Mongolian lizard, Eremias cf. argus, in Transbaikalia and a lizard, Lacerta sp., in Fore-Baikal area are described. Based on these materials a reconstruction of the Baikal region paleolandscapes in Late Pleistocene and Holocene are presented. Environmental confinedness of species is defined in accordance of that of the recent fauna. Refs 35. Figs 6. Table 1.

Keywords

Amphibia, Reptilia, Mongolian toad Strauchbufo raddei, Mongolian lizard Eremias cf. argus, Lacerta sp., Late Pleistocene, Holocene, Baikal region, Fore-Baikal area, Transbaikalia

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2016-12-26
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SCHEPINA, Natalia; KHENZYKHENOVA, Fedora; NAMZALOVA, Oyna. Amphibian and reptilian fauna of the Baikal region of Late Pleistocene and Holocene (new data). Biological Communications, [S.l.], n. 4, p. 48–61, dec. 2016. ISSN 2587-5779. Available at: <https://biocomm.spbu.ru/article/view/18>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu03.2016.404.
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