Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Boavus idelmani Snake Fossil (Cast)


Boavus idelmani snake cast fossil ("boa ancestor") displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA. It was found in Wyoming, USA. The fossil appears to be from Green River Formation, Fossil Butte Member and dates to the Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period. Image taken July 2018.

Learn more at the Fossil Butte National Monument Wyoming web site.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

what year were they found though?

Kentuckiana Mike said...

I am not sure. The specimen accession number is DSC06274. It should be the museum database and might have more info about when/who collected it. Pretty famous fossil as you can find quite a number of images of it on the Internet.