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    Université de Fribourg

    Lizards and snakes from the late Miocene hominoid locality of Ravin de la Pluie (Axios Valley, Greece)

    Georgalis, Georgios L. ; Rage, Jean-Claude ; Bonis, Louis de ; Koufos, George D.

    In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2018, vol. 111, no. 1–2, p. 169–181

    We here describe lizards and snakes from the late Miocene (MN 10) of Ravin de la Pluie, near Thessaloniki, Greece, a locality widely known for its hominoid primate Ouranopithecus macedoniensis. The new finds comprise two large-sized lizards (a probable anguine and a varanid) and two snakes (an elapid and a small-sized “colubrine”). Even if the material is represented by few specimens,...