Palaeobatrachids (Amphibia, Anura) in the Oligocene sediments of the “Pirin” Mine (Brezhani Graben, southwestern Bulgaria)

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pp. 97-103
USM 203 du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle et UMR 7207 du CNRS, 17 rue du Docteur Magnan, 75013 Paris, France
Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract: 

Skeletons and tadpoles of Anura belonging to the palaeobatrachids have been collected in the freshwater Early Oligocene sediments of the “Pirin” Mine, near the village of Brezhani, southwestern Bulgaria. Skeletons of cyprinid fishes are also present in the same bituminous argillite. The anatomical study of the palaeobatrachid skeletons has shown that they should be determined as Palaeobatrachus cf. grandipes (Giebel). This new find extends the geographical distribution of this species and of the family Palaeobatrachidae to the southeastern Europe.

Keywords: 

frogs, palaeobatrachids, skeletons, tadpoles, fresh water, Oligocene, Bulgaria

DOI: 
10.52321/GeolBalc.41.1-3.97

VOLUME 41 (1-3)/December 2012

Faculty of Science, Department of Geology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
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Faculty of Science, Department of Geology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
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Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran
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Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra (Paleontología) e Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales (IUCA), Universidad de Zaragoza, C/ Pedro Cerbuna 12, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Department of Geology, Paleontology and Fossil Fuels, Faculty of Geology and Geography, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Department of Geology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenicka 6, P.O. Box 227, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Department of Geology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenicka 6, P.O. Box 227, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

USM 203 du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle et UMR 7207 du CNRS, 17 rue du Docteur Magnan, 75013 Paris, France
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Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria

Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, Department of Geography-Climatology, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784, Athens, Greece