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Coluber steinheimensis Fraas 1870 (racer)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 251729

Full reference: O. Fraas. 1870. Die Fauna von Steinheim. Mit Rücksicht auf die miocänen Säugethier- und Vogelreste des Steinheimer Beckens. Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 26:145-306

Belongs to Serpentes according to Z. Szyndlar and J.-C. Rage 2003

Sister taxa: Alethinophidia, Botrophis, Cholophidia, Diablophis, Dinilysia, Eophis, Goinophis, Hoplocephalus, Lunaophis, Madtsoiidae, Ophidion, Ophidioniscus, Ophidium, Portugalophis, Protagras, Pseudonaja, Scolecophidia, Tomodon, Typhlopoidea, Xiaophis

Type specimen: SMNS 51027a (lectotype), a set of vertebrae (a single vertebra). Its type locality is Steinheim am Albuch, which is in a MN 7 + 8 lacustrine - small siliciclastic/limestone in Germany.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore