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Paleoheterodon tiheni

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Taxonomy
Paleoheterodon tiheni was named by Holman (1964). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Norden Bridge Quarry, which is in a Barstovian channel sandstone in the Valentine Formation of Nebraska. It is the type species of Paleoheterodon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1964Paleoheterodon tiheni Holman
1973Paleoheterodon tiheni Holman p. 152
1995Paleoheterodon tiheni Parmley and Holman p. 85

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
superclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
infraorderAlethinophidia
Macrostomata
superfamilyBooideaGray 1825
Caenophidia
superfamilyColubroidea
familyColubridae
subfamilyXenodontinaeBonaparte 1845
genusPaleoheterodonHolman 1964
speciestiheniHolman 1964

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatitesubp
Grouping: solitarysuperf
Environment: terrestrialsuperf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: carnivoref
Created: 2005-09-05 19:47:49
Modified: 2005-09-05 21:47:49
Source: f = family, superf = superfamily, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Greene 1997, Hendy et al. 2009, Behler and King 1979

Age range: base of the Barstovian to the top of the Hemphillian or 15.97000 to 4.90000 Ma

Collections (12 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Barstovian15.97 - 13.6USA (South Dakota) Paleoheterodon tiheni (18397)
Barstovian15.97 - 13.6USA (Nebraska) Paleoheterodon tiheni (18031 18141 18208 18275 type locality: 18284 27481 27507)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Texas) Paleoheterodon tiheni (18198)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Nebraska) Paleoheterodon tiheni (18225)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Nebraska) Paleoheterodon tiheni (18247)
Late/Upper Hemphillian - Blancan10.3 - 1.8USA (Indiana) Paleoheterodon tiheni (18320)