Figure from Holman (1964), of the holotype (University of Nebraska No. 61031) precaudal vertebra of Paleoheterodon tiheni g From left to right, dorsal view, posterior view, ventral view (dorsal view X 5½, others X 6) .
REPTILIA (Reptiles) SQUAMATA (PART) (Snakes) DIPSADIDAE (Harmless Rear-Fanged Snakes)

Paleo Plains Hog-nosed Snake
Paleoheterodon tiheni Holman 1964


Conservation Status:

Extinct





Diagnosis:
A snake similar to Heterodon Latreille, but differing in having the neural arch vaulted (depressed in Heterodon), and in having the accessory processes short (longer in Heterodon).

Distribution:

(,   Museum Voucher) (,   Observation) (,   Literature Record) (,   iNat Record), (  Fossil)
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  • Occurrence Summary:  
  • 8
    Records 
  • 8
    Museum Vouchers 
  • 0
    Other Observations 
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County Breakdown: County Name (# occurrences):
Trego (8);

Natural History:
Unknown.

Remarks:
The species is named in recognition of the paleoherpetological contributions of Dr. Joseph A. Tihen.

Bibliography:
1964 Holman, J. Alan. Fossil snakes from the Valentine Formation of Nebraska. Copea 1964(4):631-637
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