Boavus affinis Brattstrom 1955 (boa)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

Full reference: B. H. Brattstrom. 1955. New snakes and lizards from the Eocene of California. Journal of Paleontology 29(1):145-149

Belongs to Boavus according to B. H. Brattstrom 1955

Sister taxa: Boavus brevis, Boavus idelmani, Boavus occidentalis

Type specimen: C.I.T. No. 5119, a set of vertebrae (mid-thoracic vertebra). Its type locality is Tapo Canyon (Upper), which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Sespe Formation of California.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: Texas collection)

• Eocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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