Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Neotropical Rainforest Was Home Of The Titanoboa -- World's Biggest Snake

Smithsonian researchers working in Colombia's Cerrejón coal mine have unearthed the first megafossil evidence of a neotropical rainforest. Titanoboa, the world's biggest snake, lived in this forest 58 million years ago at temperatures 3-5 C warmer than in rainforests today, indicating that rainforests flourished during warm periods. More HERE

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