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Press Release 09-014

Prehistoric Fossil Snake is Largest on Record

Today's anacondas are mere shadows of 60-million-year old skeleton

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This artist's rendering of the largest snake on record shows its size; it lived in or near water.

This artist's rendering of the largest snake on record shows its size. The boa likely spent much of its life in or near water.

Credit: Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History


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