World's oldest Snake Fossils found

January 28, 2015 12:00 PM

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A new study has revealed that snakes could be living on our planet, for 70 million years earlier than previously thought. Researchers came to know about the snake's presence on earth after examining fossilized remains of four ancient snakes.

According to the researchers, the remains dated back between 140 and 167 million years old. It means that snakes are about 70 million years older than previously thought. The new study could help researchers better understand how snakes evolved with time.

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