Hyla cf. arborea

Venczel, Márton & Stiuc, Emanoil, 2008, Late middle Miocene amphibians and squamate reptiles from Taut ,, Romania, Geodiversitas 30 (4), pp. 731-763: 749-750

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4665621

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scientific name

Hyla cf. arborea
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Hyla cf. arborea   ( Fig. 11 View FIG A-C)

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — One prearticular ( ISER Tt-0410), five ilia ( ISER Tt-0411/1-5).

DESCRIPTION

Prearticular

The bone is faintly S-shaped with both the anterior and posterior margins broken off. The coronoid process is elongated, relatively narrow and provided with

small tubercles on its medial margin ( Fig. 11C View FIG ).

Late middle Miocene amphibians and reptiles from Taut,, Romania

Ilium

The supraacetabular region of the ilium is distinctly smaller than the preacetabular region ( Fig. 11A, B View FIG ). The tuber superior, of roughly oval shape, is prominent and projects laterally. The iliac shaft is curved ventrally and strongly compressed mediolaterally; the iliac crest is reduced to a faint ridge.

REMARKS

The assignment of the above remains to Hyla cf. arborea   is based on their close resemblance with those of Recent species. On the other hand, H. arborea (Linnaeus, 1758)   may be easily distinguished from H. meridionalis Boettger, 1874   by the morphology of the ilium, in the latter the iliac tuber superius having a rounded shape ( Holman 1992). More-

over, the spread of H. meridionalis   in southwestern

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Europe may have happened rather recently ( Recuero et al. 2007).

The oldest fossils referable with some doubts to Hylidae   are known from the Maastrichtian of India ( Prasad & Rage 1995, 2004), while the first record of the genus Hyla   in Europe is from the late early Miocene (MN 4) of Austria ( Sanchiz 1998a). Several fossils from the late middle Miocene (MN 7) of Mátraszőlős, Hungary were already assigned to H. cf. arborea   by Venczel (2004).

Family RANIDAE Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1814  

ISER

Institutul Speologie Emil G. Racovita

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hylidae

Genus

Hyla