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Coniophis cosgriffi Armstrong-Ziegler 1978 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 68110

Full reference: J. G. Armstrong-Ziegler. 1978. An aniliid snake and associated vertebrates from the Campanian of New Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 52(2):480-483

Belongs to Serpentes according to C. H. Woolley et al. 2020

Sister taxa: Alethinophidia, Botrophis, Cholophidia, Coluber steinheimensis, Diablophis, Dinilysia, Dipsadidae, Eophis, Goinophis, Hoplocephalus, Lunaophis, Madtsoiidae, Natricidae, Ophidion, Ophidioniscus, Ophidium, Portugalophis, Protagras, Pseudonaja, Scolecophidia, Tomodon, Typhlopoidea, Xiaophis

Type specimen: MNA Pl. 1612, a set of vertebrae (trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Hogback South, MNA Locality A, which is in a Campanian terrestrial mudstone/sandstone in the Fruitland Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: fossorial carnivore