Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas 1898 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

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

Belongs to Pterosphenus according to D. Parmley and M. DeVore 2005

See also Hay 1902, Holman et al. 1991, Lucas 1898, Parmley and Reed 2003, Rage et al. 2008, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Westgate and Ward 1981

Sister taxa: Pterosphenus biswasi, Pterosphenus kutchensis, Pterosphenus muruntau, Pterosphenus schweinfurthi, Pterosphenus sheppardi

Type specimen: USNM 4047, a set of vertebrae (consists of about 40 vertebrae). Its type locality is Melvin, southeast of, which is in a Priabonian marginal marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (17: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas collections)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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