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Eophis
Temporal range: Bathonian
Eophisskele.jpg
Skeleton
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Genus: Eophis
Caldwell et al., 2015
Species: E. underwoodi
Binomial name
Eophis underwoodi
Caldwell et al., 2015

Eophis was an early genus of stem-snake (clade Ophidia) containing one species, Eophis underwoodi, from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) from the Forest Marble Formation of United Kingdom. Eophis is the earliest known member of the ophidia group.

Phylogeny

Cladogram based in the phylogenetic analysis by Caldwell et al. (2015):[1]

Ophidia

Portugalophis



Parviraptor


 

Eophis




Unnamed sp.



Diablophis






Dinilysia




Madtsoiidae




Najash




Coniophis



Serpentes (Modern snakes)







See also


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