A New Species of the Snake Madtsoia from the Upper Cretaceous of India and Its Paleobiogeographic Implications

  title={A New Species of the Snake Madtsoia from the Upper Cretaceous of India and Its Paleobiogeographic Implications},
  author={D. Mohabey and Jason J. Head and Jeffrey A. Wilson},
ABSTRACT We report the discovery of a new species of the snake Madtsoia from1 infratrappean horizons of Late Cretaceous age in Pisdura, central India. Recovered vertebrae are large (1.83 cm long; 4.35 cm tall) and pertain to a snake that was ca. 5 m long. Discovery of Madtsoia in India extends the geographic distribution of the genus and represents only the second species known from the Cretaceous. Vertebrae of Madtsoia pisdurensis sp. nov. are strikingly similar to those of M. bai and M… 
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