Mgr. Andrej ČERŇANSKÝ, PhD.


Workplace:Banská Bystrica, Ďumbierska 1
Phone:+42148 321 3211
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Current projects:

VEGA 2/0087/13 - Morphology, phylogeny, palaeobiography and palaeoecology of the new finds of squamate reptiles from the Cenozoic localities of Central Europe


Closed projects:

Selected publications

ČERŇANSKÝ A. From Lizard Body Form to Serpentiform Morphology: The Atlas–Axis Complex in African Cordyliformes and their Relatives. Journal of Morphology, in press.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - KLEMBARA, J. - SMITH K.T. Fossil lizard from central Europe resolves the origin of large body size and herbivory in giant Canary Island lacertids. In Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - AUGÉ, M. - RAGE, J.C. A complete mandible of a new Amphisbaenian reptile (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from the late Middle Eocene (Bartonian, MP 16) of France. In Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2015, vol. 35, no. 1, e902379.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - RAGE, J.-C. - KLEMBARA, J. The Early Miocene squamates of Amöneburg (Germany): the first stages of modern squamates in Europe. In Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2015, vol. 13, no. 2, p. 97-128.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. – BOISTEL R. - FERNANDEZ, V. - TAFFOREAU, P - LE NOIR, N. – HERREL, A.: The Atlas-Axis Complex in Chamaeleonids (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae), with Description of a New Anatomical Structure of the Skull. In: The Anatomical Record, 2014, vol. 297, p. 369-396.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. – SMITH K.T. - KLEMBARA, J.: Variation in the Position of the Jugal Medial Ridge Among Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata): Its Functional and Taxonomic Significance. In: The Anatomical Record, 2014, vol. 297, p. 2262–2272.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - AUGÉ, M. New species of the genus Plesiolacerta (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the upper Oligocene (MP 28) of southern Germany and a revision of the type species Plesiolacerta lydekkeri. In Palaeontology, 2013, vol. 56, p. 79 – 94.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - HUTCHINSON, M.N. A new large fossil species of Tiliqua (Squamata; Scincidae) from the Pliocene of the Wellington Caves (New South Wales, Australia). In Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 2013, vol. 37, p. 131 – 136.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - AUGÉ M.L. Additions to the lizard fauna (Squamata: Lacertilia) of the Upper Oligocene (MP28) of Herrlingen 8, Souther Germany. In Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 2012, vol. 264, no. 1, p. 11-19.
ČERŇANSKÝ, A. The oldest know European Neogene girdled lizard fauna (Squamata, Cordylidae), with comments on Early Miocene immigration of African taxa. In Geodiversitas, 2012, vol. 34, no. 4, p. 837-848.
DANILOV, I.G. - ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - SYROMYATNIKOVA, E.V. - JONIAK, P. Fossil turtles of Slovakia: New material and a review of the previous record. In Amphibia-Reptilia, 2012, vol. 33, p. 423-442.
ČERŇANSKÝ A. A revision of the chameleon species Chamaeleo pfeili Schleich (Squamata; Chamaeleonidae) with description of a new material of chamaeleonids from the Miocene deposits of southern Germany. In Bulletin of Geosciences, 2011, vol. 86, p. 275–282.
ČERŇANSKÝ A. New finds of the Neogene lizard and snake fauna (Squamata: Lacertilia; Serpentes) from the Slovak Republic. In Biologia, 2011, vol. 66, no. 5, p. 899—911
ČERŇANSKÝ A., - VENCZEL M. An amphisbaenid reptile (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Lower Miocene of Northwest Bohemia (MN 3, Czech Republic). In Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palaeontologie Abhandlungen,. 2011, vol. 260, p. 73–77.
ČERŇANSKÝ A. A revision of chamaeleonids from the Lower Miocene of the Czech Republic with description of a new species of Chamaeleo (Squamata, Chamaeleonidae). In Geobios, 2010, vol. 43, p. 605–613.
ČERŇANSKÝ A. Earliest world record of green lizards (Lacertilia, Lacertidae) from the Lower Miocene of central Europe. In Biologia, 2010, vol. 65, no. 4, p. 737-741.
ČERŇANSKÝ A., - BAUER A.M. Euleptes gallica Müller (Squamata: Gekkota: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Lower Miocene of North-West Bohemia, Czech Republic. In Folia Zoologica, 2010, vol. 59, no. 4, p. 323–328.
KLEMBARA J. - CLACK J. - ČERŇANSKÝ A. The anatomy of palate of Chroniosaurus Dongusensis (Chroniosauria, Chroniosuchidae) from the Upper Permian of Russia. In Palaeontology, 2010, vol. 53, no. 5, p. 1147–1153.
KLEMBARA, J. - BERMAN, D. S. - HENRICI, A. C. - ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - WERNEBURG, R. - MARTENS, T. First description of skull of Lower Permian Seymouria sanjuanensis (Seymouriamorpha: Seymouriidae) at an early juvenile growth stage. In Annals of Carnegie Museum, 2007, vol. 76, no.1, p. 53-72
KLEMBARA, J. - BERMAN, D. S. - HENRICI, A. C. - ČERŇANSKÝ, A. - WERNEBURG, R. Comparison of cranial anatomy and proportions of similarity sized Seymouria sanjuanensis and Discosauriscus austriacus. In Annals of Carnegie Museum, 2006, vol. 75, p. 37- 49.
KLEMBARA, J. - BERMAN, D. S. - HENRICI, A.C. - ČERŇANSKÝ, A. New structures and reconstructions of the skull of the seymouriamorph Seymouria sanjuanensis, Vaughn. In Annals of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 2005, vol. 74, p. 217–224.

In the Catalogue of publications SAS you can find publications since 1999.