Titanoboa Head et al. 2009 (boa)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

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

Parent taxon: Boinae according to J. J. Head et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Acrantophis, Bavarioboa, Boa, Boavus, Cheilophis, Chubutophis, Corallus, Epicrates, Hordleophis, Rukwanyoka, Sanjuanophis, Tallahattaophis, Waincophis

Subtaxa: Titanoboa cerrejonensis

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Type: Titanoboa cerrejonensis

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution: found only at La Puente Pit (Paleocene to Paleocene of Colombia)

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