Calamagras Cope 1873 (dwarf boa)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

Synonym: Aphelophis Cope 1873

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Synopsis of new Vertebrata from the Tertiary of Colorado obtained during the summer of 1873. Seventh Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories (extract)

Parent taxon: Ungaliophiinae according to K. T. Smith 2013

See also Carroll 1988, Galbreath 1953, Gilmore 1938, Hecht 1959, Maddox and Wall 1998 and Parmley and Hunter 2010

Sister taxa: Exiliboa, Paraungaliophis, Ungaliophis

Subtaxa: Calamagras angulatus Calamagras floridanus Calamagras gallicus Calamagras murivorus Calamagras platyspondyla Calamagras primus Calamagras talpivorus Calamagras turkestanicus Calamagras weigeli

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Type: Calamagras murivorus

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (6: Delaware, Florida, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Oligocene of Mongolia (1), United States (10: Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), France (7), Kyrgyzstan (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (5: New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 35 collections including 39 occurrences

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