Pachyophiidae

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Pachyophiidae
Temporal range: 99.6–93.5 Ma
Late Cretaceous[1]
Pachyophis Vienna.jpg
Fossil specimen of Pachyophis woodwardi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Clade: Ophidia
Family: Pachyophiidae
Nopcsa, 1923[2]
Genera

see text

Synonyms
  • Pachyophidae
  • Pachyrhachidae

Pachyophiidae is an extinct family of snakes which lived during the Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous.[1][3]

Taxonomy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Paleobiology Database Pachyophiidae entry
  2. ^ Nopcsa, F. 1923. "Eidolosaurus und Pachyophis, Zwei neue Neocom-Reptilien". Palaeontographica (55)97-154
  3. ^ Lee, M. S. Y., Caldwell, M. W. & Scanlon, J. D.. 1999. "A second primitive marine snake: Pachyophis woodwardi from the Cretaceous of Bosnia-Herzegovina". Journal of Zoology, London (248)509-520