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Madtsoia
Fossil range: Late Cretaceous - Eocene
Madtsoia bai
Fossil vertebrate of Madtsoia bai.
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Order:

Squamata

Suborder:

Scleroglossa

Infraorder:

Serpentes

Family:

Madtsoiidae

Genus:

Madtsoia
Simpson, 1933

Species:

  • M. bai
    Simpson, 1933 (type)
  • M. camposi
    Rage, 1998
  • M. laurasiae
    Simpson, 1933
  • M. madagascariensis
    Hoffstetter, 1961

Madtsoia is an extinct genus of madtsoiid snake. It is known from the Eocene of Argentina (M. bai), the Paleocene of Brazil (M. camposi), the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Spain (M. laurasiae), and the Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) of Madagascar and possibly Niger (M. madagascariensis).

ReferencesEdit

  • Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature by Harry W. Greene
  • In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods by Nicholas C. Fraser and Hans-Dieter Sues

External linksEdit

Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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