LA Times – Big Snakes

The LA Times ran an article about the fossilized remains of a giant snake in Colombia.

“It was the mother of all snakes, a nightmarish behemoth as long as a school bus and as heavy as a Volkswagen Beetle that ruled the ancient Amazonian rain forest for 2 million years before slithering into nonexistence.”

There is a strong link in the origins of birds and reptiles, sharing common ancestors.

Archosaurs‘ (Greek for ‘ruling lizards’) are a group of diapsid reptiles that is represented today by birds and crocodiles and which also included the dinosaurs.

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