Pterosphenus Lucas 1898 (squamates)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophidae

Synonym: Moeriophis Andrews 1901

Full reference: F. A. Lucas. 1898. A new snake from the Eocene of Alabama. United States National Museum Proceedings 21(1164):637-638

Parent taxon: Palaeophidae according to O. W. M. Kuhn 1966

See also Andrews 1906, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Head et al. 2005, Holman et al. 1991, Kristensen et al. 2012, Lucas 1898, McCartney and Seiffert 2016, Parmley and Reed 2003, Rage et al. 2003, Rage et al. 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Pterosphenus biswasi Pterosphenus kutchensis Pterosphenus muruntau Pterosphenus schucherti Pterosphenus schweinfurthi Pterosphenus sheppardi

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Type: Pterosphenus schucherti

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Ecuador (1 collection), Egypt (2), India (3), Libya (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (1), United States (14: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 27 collections including 32 occurrences

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