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RE: Huge Freakin' Snake!
Quoting GUY LEAHY <email@example.com>:
> Here's more on _Titanoboa_
> Considering this super-snake lived only a few million years after the end
> Cretaceous extinction event, I wonder if this was an attempt by ectotherms
> to occupy the megapredator roles vacated by dinosaur extinction?
Either that, or they couldn't reach such sizes while dinosaurs and marine
reptiles were around -
either because they'd eat such a (presumably) slow snake or out-compete it.
Perhaps such snakes (assuming they were largely aquatic) provided some of the
impetus for some
crocs to become fully terrestrial? :-)
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