Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Evolution of snakes

Najash rionegrina is the name given to the fossils of what seems to be the most primitive snake yet found, a two-legged, land-based creature with obvious roots in its lizard-like ancestors, probably those monitor lizard thingies that include the komodo dragon.

What's missing here is the skull of the najash. Should be extremely interesting to compare it to extant snake species

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