Thursday, February 16, 2006
"New fossils found in Australia tell us that enormous snakes evolved from predatory lizards like goannas, scientists say.
Palaeontologist Dr John Scanlon describes the well-preserved 25 to 20 million-year old snake skulls from the Riversleigh World Heritage site, in today's issue of the journal Nature.
'There's been quite a bit of controversy about what sort of lizards snakes evolved from,' says Scanlon, of the Riversleigh Fossils Centre in Mount Isa (Australia)." [Evolution News]