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Pterosphenus Lucas 1898 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36413

Synonym: Moeriophis Andrews 1901 (taxon 86281)

Full reference: F. A. Lucas. 1898. A new snake from the Eocene of Alabama. United States National Museum Proceedings 21(1164):637-638

Parent taxon: Palaeophiidae according to J. A. McCartney and E. R. Seiffert 2016

Sister taxa: Archaeophiinae, Palaeopheinae, Palaeophiinae

Subtaxa: Pterosphenus biswasi, Pterosphenus kutchensis, Pterosphenus muruntau, Pterosphenus schucherti, Pterosphenus schweinfurthi, Pterosphenus sheppardi

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore