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Titanoboa cerrejonensis Head et al. 2009 (boa)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 179039

Full reference: J. J. Head, J. I. Bloch, A. K. Hastings, J. R. Bourque, E. A. Cadena, F. A. Herrera, P. D. Polly and C. A. Jaramillo. 2009. Giant boid snake from the Paleocene neotropics reveals hotter past equatorial temperatures. Nature 457:715-717

Belongs to Titanoboa according to J. J. Head et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UF/IGM 1, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is La Puente Pit, which is in a Paleocene/Paleocene delta plain claystone/sandstone in the Cerrejón Formation of Colombia.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore