Pterosphenus schweinfurthi Andrews 1901 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Alternative combination: Moeriophis schweinfurthi

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1901. Preliminary Note on some recently discovered extinct vertebrates from Egypt. Geological Magazine 8(4):436-444

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

See also Andrews 1906, Hoffstetter 1958 and McCartney and Seiffert 2016

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

Type specimen: CGM 10194, a set of vertebrae

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (2 collections), Libya (1), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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