Paleophis (Palaeophis) maghrebianus sp. Snake Pictures by Nobu Tamura. Fossil Boid Snake from the Eocene phosphates (Ypresian) of the Khouribga plateau mines, Morocco. Each large sized vertebra is gift boxed and labelled and excellent for the collector of marine reptiles. According to many children, this is what fossilized Popcorn looks like! They are in fact from a voracious Serpent of the Seas.