Coniophis cosgriffi Armstrong-Ziegler 1978 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

Full reference: J. G. Armstrong-Ziegler. 1978. An aniliid snake and associated vertebrates from the Campanian of New Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 52(2):480-483

Belongs to Coniophis according to J. G. Armstrong-Ziegler 1978

See also Gardner and Cifelli 1999

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

Type specimen: MNA Pl. 1612, a set of vertebrae (trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Hogback South, MNA Locality A, which is in a Campanian terrestrial mudstone/sandstone in the Fruitland Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: fossorial carnivore

Distribution: found only at Hogback South, MNA Locality A

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