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Coniophis precedens

Reptilia - Squamata

Taxonomy
Coniophis precedens was named by Marsh (1892). Its type specimen is USNM 2134 (single thoracic vertebra) and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Santa Barbara, which is in a Holocene marine horizon in the Netherlands Antilles. It is the type species of Coniophis.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1892Coniophis precedens Marsh
1964Coniophis precedens Estes p. 140
1970Coniophis precedens Estes and Berberian p. 6
1999Coniophis precedens Gardner and Cifelli p. 89
2012Coniophis precedens Longrich et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
infraorderAlethinophidia
genusConiophis
speciesprecedens

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialg
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: fossorialg
Diet: carnivoreg
Created: 2005-09-09 11:17:54
Modified: 2005-09-09 13:17:54
Source: g = genus, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Holman 2000, Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Early/Lower Eocene or 85.80000 to 48.60000 Ma

Collections (9 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5Canada (Alberta) Coniophis precedens (14422 14425)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Montana) Coniophis precedens (13142)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Coniophis precedens (14519 14566 14606)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Coniophis precedens (14585)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Coniophis sp., Dunnophis sp. (14874)
Late/Upper Paleocene - Early/Lower Eocene58.7 - 48.6Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) Coniophis precedens (48091)