Named By: J. A. McCartney, N. J. Stevens & P. M. O’Connor - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Serpentes.
Species: R. holmani (type).
Known locations: Tanzania - Nsungwe Formation.
Time period: Chattian of the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Vertebrae.
Rukwanyoka is an extinct genus of snake that lived in Africa during the Oligocene.
- The Earliest Colubroid-Dominated Snake Fauna from Africa: Perspectives from the Late Oligocene Nsungwe Formation of Southwestern Tanzania. - PLoS ONE 9(3):e90415. - J. A. McCartney, N. J. Stevens & P. M. O’Connor - 2014.