Palaeophis casei Holman 1982 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Full reference: J. A. Holman. 1982. Palaeophis casei, new species, a tiny palaeophid snake from the Early Eocene of Mississippi. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 2(2):163-166

Belongs to Palaeophis according to J. A. Holman 1982

See also Holman et al. 1991, Parmley and DeVore 2005 and Parmley and Reed 2003

Sister taxa: Palaeophis africanus, Palaeophis colossaeus, Palaeophis ferganicus, Palaeophis grandis, Palaeophis halidanus, Palaeophis littoralis, 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: PU 23488, a skeleton (Trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Case Estuary Number 1, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in Mississippi.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (3: Mississippi, Virginia collections)

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

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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