Coniophis dabiebus Rage and Werner 1999 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

Full reference: J.-C. Rage and C. Werner. 1999. Mid-Cretaceous (Cenomanian) snakes from Wadi Abu Hashim, Sudan: The earliest snake assemblage. Palaeontologia Africana 35:85-110

Belongs to Coniophis according to J.-C. Rage and C. Werner 1999

Sister taxa: Coniophis carinatus, Coniophis cosgriffi, Coniophis platycarinatus, Coniophis precedens

Type specimen: Vb-673, a set of vertebrae (single mid-trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Wadi Abu Hashim, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian lacustrine - large siliciclastic in the Wadi Milk Formation of Sudan.

Ecology: fossorial carnivore

Distribution: found only at Wadi Abu Hashim

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