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Pachyrhachis problematicus Haas 1979 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 65330

Synonyms: Estesius colberti Haas 1980 (no. 216751), Ophiomorphus colberti Haas 1980 (no. 216749)

Full reference: G. Haas. 1979. On a new snakelike reptile from the lower Cenomanian of ein Jabrud, near Jerusalem. Bulletin du Muséum national d’Historie naturelle, Paris, Série 4 1:51-64

Belongs to Pachyrhachis according to G. Haas 1979

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Pachyrhachis problematicus: HUJ-PAL 3659, a skeleton (almost complete). Its type locality is 'Ein Yabrud quarries, which is in a Cenomanian/Cenomanian carbonate limestone in the Bet Meir/Amminadav Formation of Palestinian Territory.
  • Estesius colberti: HUJ-PAL 3775, a skeleton (almost complete). Its type locality is 'Ein Yabrud quarries, which is in a Cenomanian/Cenomanian carbonate limestone in the Bet Meir/Amminadav Formation of Palestinian Territory.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore