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What Do You Know About Snakes?

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These five-year-olds know a thing or two about snakes, but what do they know about titanoboa?

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In the pantheon of predators, it's one of the greatest discoveries since the T-Rex: a snake 48 feet long, weighing in at 2,500 pounds. Uncovered from a treasure trove of fossils in a Colombian coal mine, this serpent is revealing a lost world of giant creatures. Travel back to the period following the extinction of dinosaurs and encounter this monster predator.

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  • Dr. P David Polly<SPAN> Vertebrate Paleontologist</SPAN>
  • Alex Hastings<span>Graduate Student</span>
  • Dr. Jonathan Bloch<span>Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology</span>
  • Dr. Jason Head<span>Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Paleontology</span>
  • Dr. Carlos Jaramillo<SPAN> Paleobotanist</SPAN>
  • Edwin Cadena<SPAN> Graduate Student and Smithsonian Fellow</SPAN>
  • Fabiany Herrera<SPAN>Graduate Student and Smithsonian Fellow</SPAN>
  • Dr. P David Polly<SPAN> Vertebrate Paleontologist</SPAN>

    Dr. P David Polly Vertebrate Paleontologist

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    Indiana University

    P. David Polly is a vertebrate paleontologist at Indiana University-Bloomington and a Research Associate at the Field Museum in Chicago. His research is on trait-based community dynamics in vertebrates, especially the role of changing Cenozoic climates and environments to the composition of communities and the evolution of traits. He is interested in phylogenetics, phylogeography, and genetics of vertebrates. David is committed to keeping scientific publication under academic control. He is currently an editor for Palaeontology and Palaeontologia Electronica, and has also worked actively to develop scientific internet publishing for the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the Natural History Museum.

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