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Temporal range: Eocene
Naturkundemuseum Berlin - Archaeophis proavus Massalongo - Monte Bolca.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Palaeophiidae
Genus: Archaeophis
Massalongo, 1859
Species: A. proavus
Binomial name
Archaeophis proavus
Massalongo, 1859

Archaeophis is an extinct genus of snake from the Eocene of Monte Bolca.


  • Recent Vertebrate Carcasses and Their Paleobiological Implications by Johannes Weigelt and Judith Schaefer (page 88)