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Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas 1898 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65234

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

Belongs to Pterosphenus according to D. Parmley and M. DeVore 2005

Sister taxa: Pterosphenus biswasi, Pterosphenus kutchensis, Pterosphenus muruntau, Pterosphenus schweinfurthi, Pterosphenus sheppardi

Type specimen: USNM 4047, a set of vertebrae (consists of about 40 vertebrae). Its type locality is Melvin, southeast of, which is in a Priabonian marginal marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore