Fossil Snakes of North America: Origin, Evolution, Distribution, Paleoecology (Life of the Past)
Publish Date: 2000-05-22
Author: J. Alan Holman
The heart of the book consists of detailed systematic accounts of the known fossil snakes of North America and the localities where they occur. Extinct fossil taxa are discussed and illustrated and many are redescribed on the basis of new information. Illustrations of diagnostic vertebrae and criteria for the identification of presently living fossil snake taxa are given as well as the modern characteristics and ranges of these species.