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March 04, 2016

Portugalophis lignites in Ginkgo tree

Portugalophis lignites in Ginkgo tree

Newly discovered fossils of this four-legged snake show it measured about 4 feet (1.2 meters) and was 155 million years old (Jurassic). Its fossils were discovered in coal deposits near Guimarota, Portugal.
It may have eaten small mammals, young dinosaurs, lizards, birds and frogs.

Read more in article in Sci-News and Nature.
 
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old - nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils - and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes, and how and when it happened.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-world-oldest-snake-fossils-clock.html#jCp
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old - nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils - and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes, and how and when it happened.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-world-oldest-snake-fossils-clock.html#jCp
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old - nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils - and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes, and how and when it happened.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-world-oldest-snake-fossils-clock.html#jC

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