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Yurlunggur - Genus of the family Madtsoidiiae

Yurlunggur camfieldensis was found in the Bullock Creek fossil deposit in the Northern Territory. These were large constrictors, the grew up to 6 m in length with a diameter of about 300 mm. It is believed they went extinct in the Miocene. In appearance they were closer to the monitors (Varanus) than the small burrowing snakes. An almost complete skull and lower jaw has been found at Riversleigh that allowed for the confirmation of them as archaic snakes at the base of the snake radiation, and outside modern snakes (Serpentes).

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Yurlunggur camfieldensis

Fossil Sites
Flinders Highway-Hughenden,Julia Creek,Richmond
Murgon Fossil Site
Naracoorte Caves
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