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Herpetofauna tardiglaciar y Holocena de Santa Catalina (Lekeitio, Vizcaya)

by Myriam Méziou - published on

Salvador Bailon and Naroa Garcia-Ibaibarriaga.

This contribution shows the study of the faunal assemblage of amphibian and reptile remains recovered in Upper and Final Magdalenian and Azilian levels of Santa Catalina site (Vizcaya). A total of 18 different taxa have been successfully identified (Salamandra salamandra, cf. Ichthyosaura alpestris, cf. Lissotriton helveticus, Triturus cf. marmoratus, Bufo bufo, B. calamita, Hyla sp., Rana cf. temporaria, Lacerta sp., Chalcides striatus, Anguis fragilis, Natrix cf. natrix, N. cf. maura, Coronella cf. austriaca, C. cf. girondica, cf. Zamenis longissimus, cf. Hierophis viridiflavus and Vipera sp.). The accumulation of those faunal remains could be mainly consequence of carnivorous. The fresh and humid deciduous forest, and sandy and/or steppe areas linked to slightly hardly climatic conditions, are dominant during Upper Magdalenian period.

Herpetofauna tardiglaciar y Holocena de Santa Catalina (Lekeitio, Vizcaya)