Palaeophis typhaeus vertebra specimens collected from the Eocene London Clays of Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Palaeophis is an extinct genus of marine snake. Fossils of this genus have been found in Cretaceous through to Eocene sediments, usually in marine strata however fossils have been found in estuarine deposits also. Fossils present in the London Clays indicate that during the lower Eocene epoch, the Isle of Sheppey was submerged by a warm, shallow sea. We have numerous specimens available, see descriptions below and chose your desired specimen from the drop down menu.
Palaeophis typhaeus vertebra in matrix - This vertebra is still held within its matrix making for an attractive educational piece in a more natural state. The fossil is in very good condition and measures 40 mm in length. Supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.
Palaeophis typhaeus lose vertebra - This lose specimen is in very good condition and has retained many key morphological vertebra features such as the spinal processes and ridges. Being lose allows for the specimen to viewed at all angles. The fossil measures approximately 2 cm, supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.
Palaeophis typhaeus 2 connected vertebrae - It is rare to find articulated specimens such as this, typically vertebrae detach as the fibrous connective tissue degrades. This specimen is somewhat weathered, missing morphological features such as the spinal processes however some morphological detail has been retained. Supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.