Falseryx neervelpensis, Szyndlar & Smith & Rage, 2008

Szyndlar, Zbigniew, Smith, Richard & Rage, Jean-Claude, 2008, A new dwarf boa (Serpentes, Booidea, ‘ Tropidophiidae’) from the Early Oligocene of Belgium: a case of the isolation of Western European snake faunas, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152 (2), pp. 393-406 : 395

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00357.x

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scientific name

Falseryx neervelpensis
status

SP. NOV.

FALSERYX NEERVELPENSIS SP. NOV.

Holotype: IRSNB R 240 , one trunk vertebra.

Referred material: IRSNB R 237-239, 241 (four trunk vertebrae), unnumbered 78 trunk vertebrae, collection R. Smith; IRSNB R 233 (one cloacal vertebrae); IRSNB R 234-236 (three caudal vertebrae), unnumbered 16 caudal vertebrae, collection R. Smith.

Type locality: Boutersem TGV ( Belgium).

Type horizon: Earliest Oligocene ( MP 21).

Etymology: After the name Neervelp, a hamlet from Boutersem quite near the Boutersem TGV site.

Diagnosis: Differs from Falseryx petersbuchi by having trunk vertebrae provided with longer centra, shallower interzygapophyseal constriction, deeper posterior notch of the neural arch, lower and more thickened dorsally neural spine, underdeveloped or absent central lobe of the zygosphene, distinctly larger tubercles developed from the prezygapophyseal buttresses, smaller and less extended dorsoventral paradiapophyses; larger vertebral foramina; by having cloacal and anterior caudal vertebrae provided with shorter hypapophyses.

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MP

Mohonk Preserve, Inc.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Boidae

Genus

Falseryx