: a genus of large extinct snakes from the Lower Eocene of England and France that are the earliest known members of the suborder Serpentes sharing many characters with and probably being ancestral to the recent pythons and boas

Word History


New Latin, from pale- + -ophis

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“Palaeophis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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