Colombophis (Colombia snake).
Named By: Hoffstetter & Rage - 1977.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Aquamata, Serpentes, Alethinophidia, Aniliidae.
Species: C. portai (type), C. spinosus.
Size: Studies of the vertebrae suggest a total length of about 1.77 meters.
Known locations: Brazil - Solimoes Formation. Venezuela - Socorro Formation.
Time period: Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Mostly known from vertebrae from a few individuals.
Colombophis is a genus of snake that lived in South America during the Miocene.
- Reappraisal of the South American Miocene snakes of the genus Colombophis, with description of a new species. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55(3):365-379. - A. S. Hsiou, A. M. Albino & J. Ferigolo - 2010.