Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Named after the serpent of the Dreamtime"
Named By: Smith in 1976
Time Period: Miocene-Pleistocene 23.03-0.012 Ma
Location: Australia
Size: 5 to 6 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Disarticulated fragments
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Serpentes | Madtsoiidae |

Wonambi is a genus that consisted of two species of very large prehistoric snakes. These species were not pythons, like Australia's other large constrictors of the genus Morelia, they are classified in the extinct family Madtsoiidae. This genus was a part of the extinct megafauna of Australia. It went extinct during the Late Pleistocene.

Read more about Wonambi at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra