Sunday, February 07, 2010

The snake that ate crocodiles

Titanoboa was was biggest snake we know of, some 14 meters in length and capable of eating all kinds of things 60 million years ago in what is now northern Columbia. Researchers have now identified one likely prey item: a new species of prehistoric crocodile, whose fossils were found in association with the great snake's. Cerrejonisuchus improcerus was about two meters long and, as one scientist put it, "both predator and prey" in this ancient ecosystem.
COMMENT: Hey, anything about 14-meter snakes is just cool.

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