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Coniophis Marsh 1892 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 38081

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1892. Notice of new reptiles from the Laramie Formation. American Journal of Science 43:449-453

Parent taxon: Alethinophidia according to K. T. Smith 2013

Sister taxa: Acrochordoidea, Aniliidae, Anilioidea, Cerberophis, Cylindrophiidae, Henophidia, Itaboraiophis, Macrostomata, Nigerophiidae, Palaeophiidae, Paulacoutophis, Simoliopheoidea, Tuscahomaophis

Subtaxa: Coniophis carinatus, Coniophis cosgriffi, Coniophis dabiebus, Coniophis platycarinatus, Coniophis precedens

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Type: Coniophis precedens

Ecology: fossorial carnivore