Coniophis platycarinatus Hecht 1959 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

Full reference: M. K. Hecht. 1959. Amphibians and Reptiles (in: The Geology and Paleontology of the Elk Mountain and Tabernacle Butte area, Wyoming). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 117(3):130-176

Belongs to Coniophis according to J. D. Gardner and R. L. Cifelli 1999

See also McGrew et al. 1959

Sister taxa: Coniophis carinatus, Coniophis cosgriffi, Coniophis dabiebus, Coniophis precedens

Type specimen: AMNH 3827 (incomplete mid-thoracic vertebra). Its type locality is Hyopsodus Hill, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: fossorial carnivore

Distribution: found only at Hyopsodus Hill

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