A New Madtsoiid Snake from the Upper Cretaceous of the Hateg Basin, Western Romania

  title={A New Madtsoiid Snake from the Upper Cretaceous of the Hateg Basin, Western Romania},
  author={Ștefan Vasile and Zolt{\'a}n Csiki-Sava and M{\'a}rton Venczel},
ABSTRACT Madtsoiidae are a group of archaic snakes, widely distributed in the Upper Cretaceous of Gondwanan landmasses (South America, Madagascar, India, Africa), but otherwise reported outside Gondwana based only on scarce material from a few southern European localities. Here, we describe associated snake remains from uppermost Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) beds of the Hajeg Basin, Romania, as a new small-madtsoiid taxon, Nidophis insularis, gen. et sp. nov. Nidophis, represented by a large… 
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