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Boavus brevis Marsh 1871 (boa)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68102

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1871. Description of some new fossil serpents, from the Tertiary deposits of Wyoming. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 1(5):322-329

Belongs to Boavus according to O. P. Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Boavus affinis, Boavus idelmani, Boavus occidentalis

Type specimen: PMNH 468, a set of vertebrae (single thoracic vertebra). Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore