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Patagoniophis australiensis Scanlon 2005 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Madtsoiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72098

Full reference: J. D. Scanlon. 2005. Australia's oldest known snakes: Patagoniophis, Alamitophis, and Cf. Madtsoia (Squamata: Madtsoiidae) from the Eocene of Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(1):215-235

Belongs to Patagoniophis according to S. Vasile et al. 2013

Sister taxon: Patagoniophis parvus

Type specimen: QMF 19710 (mid-trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Tingamarra Local Fauna - Boat Mountain deposit, which is in a Ypresian lacustrine claystone/sandstone in Australia.

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