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Old 02-02-15, 03:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: What's your favourite snake family?

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Originally Posted by Jacktar View Post
Can you reference material for their stage of evolutionary transition? I'd like to read up on it
Well, fossil records for snakes are limited, but it's believed that snakes evolved from animals rather like monitor lizards and the remnant of a hip found in Boids and pythons (along with some other physical characteristics) is said to be evidence of the link.

Hussam Zaher's work is pretty excellent, I think.

A Fossil Snake with Limbs | Hussam Zaher - Academia.edu
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