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Laophis (From Ancient Greek, People's snake) is a genus of viperid snake currently containing one known species that lived during the Pliocene in Northern Greece.[1] Few fossil vertebrae of this species was found in Thessaloniki , Greece.[2] It reached a total length of 3–4 m (10–13 ft), making this perhaps the largest venomous snake discovered yet.[1] 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.[3][4]

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