Palaeophis Owen 1841 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Alternative spelling: Paleophis

Synonyms: Dinophis Marsh 1869, Nessovophis Averianov 1997, Vialovophis Nessov 1984

Parent taxon: Palaeopheinae according to S. Bajpai and J. J. Head 2008

See also Averianov 1997, Cope 1868, Cope 1872, d'Orbigny 1849, Hay 1902, Holman 1982, Holman and Case 1988, Holman et al. 1991, Houssaye et al. 2013, Kristensen et al. 2012, Kuhn 1966, Lydekker 1888, Marsh 1869, Müller 2013, Owen 1842, Parmley and DeVore 2005, Parmley and Reed 2003, Rage et al. 2003, Rage et al. 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Snetkov 2011, Snetkov and Bannikov 2010, Weems 1985 and Zvonok and Snetkov 2012

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Nessovophis zhylga Palaeophis africanus Palaeophis casei Palaeophis colossaeus Palaeophis ferganicus Palaeophis grandis Palaeophis halidanus Palaeophis littoralis Palaeophis longus Palaeophis maghrebianus Palaeophis nessovi Palaeophis porcatus Palaeophis tamdy Palaeophis toliapicus Palaeophis typhaeus Palaeophis vastaniensis Palaeophis virginianus Paleophis virginianus Vialovophis zhylan

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Type: Palaeophis toliapicus

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (1 collection), Germany (1), India (3), Italy (2), Kazakhstan (5), Kyrgyzstan (1), Mali (3), Morocco (3), Tajikistan (1), Ukraine (4), the United Kingdom (7), United States (14: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Denmark (1), United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia)

• Paleocene of United States (3: New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Morocco (1), Niger (1)

Total: 54 collections including 67 occurrences

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