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Mystery of How Snakes Lost Their Legs Solved By Reptile Fossil

Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, fossils, snakes, interesting )

- 1208 days ago -
Fresh analysis of a reptile fossil is helping scientists solve an evolutionary puzzle - how snakes lost their limbs. CT scans of fossil and modern reptiles indicate that snakes lost their legs when their ancestors evolved to live and hunt in burrows.


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Beryl L (78)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 1:18 pm
I never have given any thought as to why snakes had no limbs. Very interesting article.
thanks Louise

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 2:53 pm
Great read. I never thought about it either. It's like they've been this way 4 centuries. thx Louise

Animae C (507)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 3:44 pm
Fascinating, we used to discuss this in high school.
thanx Louise

Connie O (45)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 5:36 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 1:29 am
Fascinating how evolution works. . .

Sam E M (0)
Monday November 30, 2015, 2:30 am
Strange, I would have thought forelegs would have been more helpful in burrowing.

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Saturday January 16, 2016, 1:42 pm
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