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Laophis
Temporal range: Pliocene
Laophis crotaloides by hodarinundu-d579h7z.jpg
A restored sketch sheet of Laophis crotaloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Subclass: Vertebrata
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Laophis
Owen, 1857
Species: L. crotaloides
Binomial name
Laophis crotaloides
Owen, 1857

Laophis (meaning from Ancient Greek, People's snake) was a genus of viperid snake that lived during the Pliocene in Northern Greece. Few fossil vertebrae of this species was found in Thessaloniki , Greece. It reached a total length of 3-4 m (10-13 ft), making this perhaps the largest venomous snake discovered yet. Originally described by Sir Richard Owen, the original fossils had been lost, until rediscovery of a single vertebra was discovered somewhere near Thessaloniki in 2014.

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