Coluber caspioides Szyndlar and Schleich 1993 (racer)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Full reference: Z. Szyndlar and H. H. Schleich. 1993. Description of Miocene snake from Petersbuch 2 with comments on the lower and middle Miocene ophidian faunas of southern Germany. Stuttgarter Beitrage zur Naturkunde, Series B. Geologie und Palaontologie (192)1-47

Belongs to Coluber according to Z. Szyndlar and H. H. Schleich 1993

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

Type specimen: BSP 1976 XXII 7096, a set of vertebrae (a single trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Petersbuch 2, which is in a MN 4 fissure fill claystone in Germany.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (4)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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