Nurnus (Pliocene of Armenia)

Where: Armenia (40.8° N, 44.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 43.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: E. Kharabadze. 1997. Fossil snake localities of the Caucasus. Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences 156(1):151-154 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 56729: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 23.11.2005, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Boidae
Eryx sp. Daudin 1803 true sand boa
spelled "Erix"
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"2 or 3 species"
 Squamata - Crotalidae
"Daboia cf. xanthina" = Vipera (Daboia)
"Daboia cf. xanthina" = Vipera (Daboia) oriental viper
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Gerbillus sp. Desmarest 1804 gerbil
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
"Rhinoceros etruscus" = Stephanorhinus etruscus
"Rhinoceros etruscus" = Stephanorhinus etruscus Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Putorius sp." = Mustela (Putorius) Cuvier 1817 polecat
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Tragocerus sp. Gaudry 1861 antelope