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Simoliophiidae is an extinct family of limbed Tethyan marine snakes of the order Squamata.[1][2][3] The name Pachyophiidae has also been used for this group,[2][3] but Simoliophiidae has priority.


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The Paleobiology Database Pachyophiidae entry
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