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A ‘transitional fossil’ debunked

Snakes are a very diverse group of present-day reptiles, with nearly 3,600 known species. They are readily recognized by their long bodies and lack...

Fossil food chain from the Messel Pit examined

In cooperation with CONICET in Argentina, Senckenberg scientists examined a spectacular discovery from the UNESCO World Heritage site Messel Pit: A fossil snake in...

Oldest known snake fossils identified

Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes between 140 and 167 million years old are changing the way we think about the origin of snakes,...