September 17, 2011
by Guest Post
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world’s largest snake a run for its money? In a new study appearing Sept. 15 in the journal Palaeontology, University of Florida researchers describe a new 20-foot extinct species discovered …
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February 5, 2009
Scientists have just discovered, let’s say, (fortunately) met with the fossil of Titanoboa cerrejonensis (not with the living Giant).