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1 June 2012 First Snake Record from the Sarmiento Formation at la Gran Hondonada (Chubut Province, Argentina)
Adriana M. Albino
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The described indeterminate boid snake was collected in rocks belonging to the Sarmiento Formation and exposed at La Gran Hondonada (Chubut Province, Argentina). This is the first snake record for the mid—late Eocene Mustersan South American land-mammal age. The specimen proves that medium- to large-sized boids inhabited the Patagonian region during most of the Palaeogene, suggesting climatic conditions warmer than those established at the beginning of the Neogene.

Adriana M. Albino "First Snake Record from the Sarmiento Formation at la Gran Hondonada (Chubut Province, Argentina)," Ameghiniana 49(2), 230-235, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.5710/AMGH.v49i2(428)
Received: 21 October 2010; Accepted: 26 September 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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América del Sur
Argentina
Boidae
Eocene
Eoceno
Palaeogene
Paleógeno
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