†family Palaeophiidae Lydekker 1888 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Alternative spelling: Palaeopheidae

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1888. Notes on Tertiary Lacertilia and Ophidia. Geological Magazine 5:110-113

Parent taxon: Alethinophidia according to J. A. McCartney and E. R. Seiffert 2016

See also Averianov 1997, Head et al. 2005, Holman and Case 1988, Holman et al. 1991, Kuhn 1946, Lydekker 1888, Parmley and DeVore 2005, Parmley and Reed 2003, Rage et al. 2008, Snetkov 2011, Snetkov and Bannikov 2010 and Zvonok and Snetkov 2012

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

Subtaxa: Archaeophiinae Palaeopheinae Palaeophiinae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (1 collection), Germany (1), India (3), Italy (3), Kazakhstan (6), 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 Kazakhstan (1), United States (3: New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

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

Total: 58 collections including 72 occurrences

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