Titanoboa, a Paleogene Period 40-Foot Long Snake

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A new fossil of an extraordinarily large snake was discovered in the lowland tropics of northern Colombia, 60 miles from the Caribbean coast in Cerrejón. Titanoboa cerrejonensis is part of the genus Titanoboa and these gigantic snakes roamed the Earth during the Paleocene epoch of the Paleogene Period, about 58 to 60 million years ago.

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How the Holmzaden Ichthyosaur Sank Before the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event

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Paleontologist Alim Reisdorf and the co-authors of a new study published in the journal Paleobiodiversity & Paleoenvironments have been trying to figure out exactly how the Holmzaden ichthyosaurs sank and was preserved, right before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction pulse.

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