Name: Kelyophis ‭(‬small serpent‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kel-e-of-iss.
Named By: T.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Laduke,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Krause,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Scanlon‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Kley‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Serpentes,‭ ‬Alethinophidia,‭ ‬Nigerophiidae.
Species: K.‭ ‬hechti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Madagascar‭ ‬-‭ ‬Maevarano Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including vertebrae.

       Kelyophis is a genus of snake that lived in Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Late Cretaceous‭ (‬Maastrichtian‭) ‬snake assemblage from the Maevarano Formation,‭ ‬Mahajanga Basin,‭ ‬Madagascar.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬109‭–‬138.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Laduke,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Krause,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Scanlon‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Kley‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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