Fossil of 'Four-Legged Snake' Isn't Really a Snake

Fossil of 'Four-Legged Snake' Isn't Really a Snake
(AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Filling in the links of the evolutionary chain with a fossil record of a ‘‘snake with four legs” connecting lizards and early snakes would be a dream come true for paleontologists. But a specimen formerly thought to fit the bill is not the missing piece of the puzzle, according to a new Journal of Systematic Palaeontology study led by University of Alberta paleontologist Michael Caldwell.

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