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○○Largest Known Snake○○

Largest known snake Titanoboa
(Titanoboa cerrejonensis) is the
largest snake ever discovered at a
length of about 49 feet long,
weighing 2,500 pounds and
measuring 1 meter in diameter. It
lived approximately 60–58 million
years ago, during the Paleocene
epoch, a 10-million-year period
immediately following the dinosaur
extinction event.

In 2009, the fossils of 28 individual
T. cerrejonensis were found in the
Cerrejón Formation of the coal
mines of Cerrejón in La Guajira,
Colombia. Prior to this discovery,
few fossils of Paleocene-epoch
vertebrates had been found in
ancient tropical environments of
South America.

The snake was discovered on an
expedition by a team of
international scientists led by
Jonathan Bloch, a University of
Florida vertebrate paleontologist,
and Carlos Jaramillo, a
paleobotanist from the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute in

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