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Rieppelophis Scanferla et al. 2016 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 334315

Full reference: A. Scanferla, K. T. Smith, and S. F. K. Schaal. 2016. Revision of the cranial anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of the Eocene minute boas Messelophis variatus and Messelophis ermannorum (Serpentes, Booidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176:182-206

Parent taxon: Boidae according to A. Scanferla et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Boinae, Cadurcoboa, Charina, Daunophis, Dawsonophis, Erycidae, Eunectes, Hechtophis, Lithophis, Messelophis, Neurodromicus, Palaeopython, Paleryx, Paraplatyspondylia, Plesiotortrix, Rageophis, Totlandophis, Ungaliophiinae

Subtaxa: Rieppelophis ermannorum

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Ecology: carnivore