Infraorder Scolecophidia Duméril and Bibron 1844 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

Parent taxon: Serpentes according to A. Palci et al. 2013

See also Augé and Rage 2006, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Longrich et al. 2012, Mead 2013, Venczel and Stiuca 2008, Vidal and Hedges 2002 and Wilcox et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Alethinophidia, Botrophis, Diablophis, Dinilysia, Dinilysiidae, Eophis, Goinophis, Hoplocephalus, Lapparentophis, Lunaophis, Madtsoiidae, Ophidion, Ophidioniscus, Ophidium, Portugalophis, Protagras, Pseudonaja, Tomodon, Xiaophis

Subtaxa: Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Stenostomidae Typhlopidae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), the Bahamas (2), Greece (2)

• Pliocene of Greece (1), Turkey (1)

• Miocene of France (2), Hungary (5), Morocco (2), Romania (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (2), Ukraine (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of France (3)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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