†family Nigerophiidae Rage 1975 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Nigerophiidae

Full reference: J.-C. Rage. 1975. Un serpent du Paléocène du Niger. Etude préliminaire sur l’origine des Caenophidians (Reptilia, Serpentes). Comptes Rendus à l’ Académie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes 281(9):515-518

Parent taxon: Alethinophidia according to J.-C. Rage and C. Werner 1999

Sister taxa: Acrochordoidea, Aniliidae, Anilioidea, Cerberophis, Coniophis, Cylindrophiidae, Henophidia, Itaboraiophis, Macrostomata, Palaeophiidae, Paulacoutophis, Simoliopheoidea, Tuscahomaophis

Subtaxa: none

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of Kazakhstan (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Mali (1)

• Cretaceous of India (1), Madagascar (3), Morocco (1), Sudan (2)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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