Named By: A. Scanferla & K. T. Smith - 2020.
Synonyms: Palaeopython fischeri.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Serpentes, Boidae.
Species: E. fischeri (type).
Known locations: Germany, Messel Pit.
Time period: Eocene.
Fossil representation: Almost complete individuals.
is a genus of snake
that lived in Europe during the Eocene. As a
constrictor, Eoconstrictor would have squeezed its
prey to death
before swallowing them whole.
- Exquisitely Preserved Fossil Snakes of Messel: Insight into the Evolution, Biogeography, Habitat Preferences and Sensory Ecology of Early Boas. - Diversity. 12 (3): 100. - A. Scanferla & K. T. Smith - 2020.