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Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae


Rhinocheilus lecontei Baird & Girard—Long-nosed SnakeDistribution of fossil Rhinocheilus lecontei

Rhinocheilus lecontei, photo by Carls S. LiebThis is an animal of desertscrub and xeric grassland, according to Van Devender and Worthington (1977).

Fig. 1. Rhinocheilus lecontei. Photograph by Carl S. Lieb.


Irvingtonian: El Golfo (Croxen et al. 2007).

Mid Wisconsin: Pacific City (Wake and Roeder 2009); Rancho La Brea (LaDuke 1991).

Late Wisconsin: Dust Cave (this work); Pendejo Cave (Harris 2003); Picacho Peak (Van Devender et al. 1991); Rampart Cave (Van Devender et al. 1977a); Tucson Mountains (Van Devender and Mead 1978); Tunnel Ridge Midden (Jefferson 1991a); Wolcott Peak (Van Devender and Mead 1978).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Conkling Cavern (Harris 1993c); Deadman Cave (Mead et al. 1984); Fowlkes Cave (Parmley 1990); Howell's Ridge Cave (Van Devender and Worthington 1977); Kokoweef Cave (Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991); New Water Mountains (Van Devender and Mead 1978).

Literature. Croxen et al. 2007; Harris 1993c, 2003; LaDuke 1991; Mead et al. 1984; Parmley 1990; Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991; Van Devender and Mead 1978; Van Devender and Worthington 1977; Van Devender et al. 1977a; Van Devender et al. 1991; Wake and Roeder 2009.


Last Update: 1 Feb 2016