Madtsoia

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Madtsoia
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous to Eocene
Madtsoia bai.JPG
Madtsoia bai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Scleroglossa
Infraorder: Serpentes
Family: Madtsoiidae
Genus: Madtsoia
Simpson, 1933
Species
  • M. bai Simpson, 1933 (type)
  • M. camposi Rage, 1998
  • M. laurasiae Simpson, 1933
  • M. madagascariensis Hoffstetter, 1961
  • M. pisdurensis Mohabey et al, 2011

Madtsoia is an extinct genus of madtsoiid snake. It is known from the Eocene of Argentina (M. bai), the Paleocene of Brazil (M. camposi), the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Spain (M. laurasiae), the Late Cretaceous of India (M. pisdurensis),[1] and the Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) of Madagascar and possibly Niger (M. madagascariensis).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohabey, D.M.; Head, J.J.; Wilson, J.A. (2011). "A new species of the snake Madtsoia from the Upper Cretaceous of India and its paleobiogeographic implications". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31 (3): 588–595. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.560220. 
  • Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature by Harry W. Greene
  • In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods by Nicholas C. Fraser and Hans-Dieter Sues

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