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Titanoboa… OMG!

February 6, 2009

Click here for the new Replicated Typo website.

If you think this snake is big…

… Then quickly get acquainted with the new (or old?) champ, Titanoboa:

The fossilised vertebra of titanoboa. WTF!

Left: A model vertebra of an extant anaconda, arguably the largest snake in the world. Right: The fossilised vertebra of Titanoboa. WTF!

Dramatic name. Dramatic find. Let’s just put it this way: this snake would eat the motherf**king plane. See Ed Young’s or PZ Myers’ accounts for more information.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    January 10, 2010 4:18 am

    woah!!! i’d like to see that alive!, but far, far away, like with binoculars or something, that is one huge boa…i mean, the difference in size is amazing


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