The Middle Pleistocene Herpetofaunas from Kärlich (Neuwied Basin, Germany)
The Kärlich locality is well known because of the exposure of a long sequence of Quaternary deposits yielding large and small mammal remains as well as early Middle Pleistocene Palaeolithic artifacts. In addition to mammalian remains, the vertebrate record from Kärlich includes amphibians and reptiles in Kärlich units E, G, and H. The most diverse herpetofauna was recovered from level G, and contains at least seven species, including two salamanders, one anuran, and four lizards; Kärlich H yielded at least one salamander and two lizards; and Kärlich E produced a single anuran species.
Key words: Herpetofauna; Middle Pleistocene; Kärlich; Neuwied Basin; Germany
PE Article Number: 14.3.43A
Copyright: Society of
Vertebrate Paleontology November 2011
Submission: 15 June 2007. Acceptance: 24 September 2011