Pterosphenus biswasi Rage et al. 2003 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Full reference: J.-C. Rage, S. Bajpai, J. G. M. Thewissen and B. N. Tiwari. 2003. Early Eocene snakes from Kutch, western India, with a review of the Palaeophiidae. Geodiversitas 25(4):695-716

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

See also Rage et al. 2003

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

Type specimen: RUSB 2784-4 (single trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Panandhro Mine, HD Pit, which is in a Lutetian mire/swamp shale in the Panandhro Formation of India.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of India (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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