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Family Viperidae Oppel 1811 (viper)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 38156

Full reference: M. Oppel. 1811. Die Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen der Reptilien als Prodom einer Naturgeschichte Derselben. Joseph Lindauer, München xii-86

Parent taxon: Colubroidea according to T. Ikeda et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Colubridae, Crotalidae, Elapidae, Headonophis, Procerophis, Renenutet, Rhabdosomidae, Russellopheidae, Vectophis

Subtaxa: Laophis, Provipera, Provipera boettgeri

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore