Colombophis

Name: Colombophis ‭(‬Colombia snake‭)‬.
Phonetic: Col-om-off-iss.
Named By: Hoffstetter‭ & ‬Rage‭ ‬-‭ ‬1977.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Aquamata,‭ ‬Serpentes,‭ ‬Alethinophidia,‭ ‬Aniliidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬portai‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬spinosus.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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