Coluber acuminatus Cope 1899 (racer)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Alternative combinations: Bascanion acuminatus, Zamenis acuminatus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1899. Vertebrate remains from Port Kennedy bone deposits. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 11:193-286

Belongs to Coluber according to C. W. Gilmore 1938

See also Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Coluber beggiatoi, Coluber cadurci, Coluber caspioides, Coluber constrictor, Coluber dolnicensis, Coluber hungaricus, Coluber lafonti, Coluber merkurensis, Coluber ombonii, Coluber planicarinatus, Coluber robertmertensi, Coluber suevicus, Coluber viridiflavus

Type specimen: Lost., a partial skeleton (Consists of fractured skull and 25 ant. thoracic vertebrae). Its type locality is Port Kennedy Cave, which is in an Irvingtonian cave horizon in Pennsylvania.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Port Kennedy Cave

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