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March 31, 2012

Scientists uncover fossils of Titanoboa, largest known snake

  • 48 feet the length of Titanoboa, the largest snake now known to have existed.
  • 2500 lbs. the supposed weight of the snake, which lived 60 million years ago source

» All hail Titanoboa, king of snakes! Named somewhat obviously with a combination of the words “titanic” and “boa,” scientists discovered the snake’s first fossil remains back in 2004, during an expedition of a coal mine in northeastern Colombia. A life-size replica is on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, and is planned to remain there until early next year. This isn’t the only enormous prehistoric creature we’ve heard of recently, either — the giant penguin of 27 million years ago comes to mind.

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