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Laophis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Reptilia
Family  Viperidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scaled reptiles
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Species  †L. crotaloides
Rank  Genus
Similar  Scaled reptiles, Madtsoia, Quinkana, Lotosaurus, Tetrapodophis

Laophis (From Ancient Greek, People's snake) is a genus of viperid snake currently containing one known species that lived during the Pliocene in Northern Greece. Few fossil vertebrae of this species was found in Thessaloniki , Greece. It reached a total length of 3-4 m (10-13 ft), making this perhaps the largest venomous snake discovered yet. Originally described by Sir Richard Owen, the original fossils had been lost, until rediscovery of a single vertebra was discovered somewhere near Thessaloniki in 2014.

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Laophis Wikipedia


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