Portugalophis Caldwell et al. 2015 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata

Full reference: M. W. Caldwell, R. L. Nydam, A. Palci and S. ApesteguĂ­a. 2015. The oldest known snakes from the Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous provide insights on snake evolution. Nature Communications 6(5996):1-11

Parent taxon: Serpentes according to M. W. Caldwell et al. 2015

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

Subtaxa: Portugalophis lignites

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Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Guimarota (Jurassic of Portugal)

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