September 20, 2011
World's Largest Snake Shared River with Big Crocodile
A new 20-foot extinct crocodile species discovered in the same Colombian coal mine may have given Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, a run for its money.
Researchers describe the discovery in the journal Palaeontology. The findings help scientists better understand the diversity of animals that occupied the oldest known rainforest ecosystem, which had higher temperatures than today, and could be useful for understanding the impacts of a warmer climate in the future.
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