Palaeophis littoralis Cope 1847 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Alternative combination: Dinophis littoralis

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1847. [A new species of Ophidia from New Jersey]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:147

Belongs to Palaeophis according to E. D. Cope 1870

See also Cope 1847, Cope 1868, Cope 1872, Hay 1902, Holman et al. 1991, Marsh 1869, Parmley and DeVore 2005 and Parmley and Reed 2003

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

Type specimen: AMNH 2392, a set of vertebrae (three vertebrae). Its type locality is Squankum - Shark River Marl [Nautiloida], which is in an Eocene coastal siliciclastic in the Shark River Marl Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Mississippi collections)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Mississippi)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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