Elaphe kansensis Gilmore 1938 (colubrid snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Alternative combination: Palaeoelaphe kansensis

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1938. Fossil snakes of North America. Geological Society of America Special Paper (9)1-96

Belongs to Elaphe according to B. H. Brattstrom 1967

Sister taxa: Elaphe algorensis, Elaphe guttata, Elaphe kohfidischi, Elaphe kormosi, Elaphe longissima, Elaphe nebraskensis, Elaphe obsoleta, Elaphe paralongissima, Elaphe praelongissima, Elaphe quatuorlineata, Elaphe szyndlari, Elaphe vulpina, Elaphis boulei

Type specimen: USNM 13500, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Long Island Quarry, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Ogallala Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (1: Kansas collection)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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