Biggest Snake in the World That's called Titanoboa

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Some scientists in Colombia have found fossil prehistoric monster that is suspected as the biggest snake in the world who ever lived on earth. Snakes that are named Titanoboa cerrejonensis have estimated the weight of more than 1 ton long and up to almost 14 meters.

Some scientists believe this snake lives in the earth about 58 million to 60 million years ago. Geologist, David Polly, who estimated the size and weight Titanoboa based on the position fosilnya.

"The size is really big snake once. However, the research team is still thinking about how much geothermal heat is required for the body of the serpent."

Titanoboa fossil found by a team of international scientists in a coalmine in the area of tropical Cerrejon, Colombia. "Snake is a very big indeed invite imagination, but the fact that there have been over there in the fantasy that even Hollywood," said the expert paleontology, Jonathan Bloch, who is also involved in the expedition.

"Snake trying to swallow that Jennifer Lopez in the movie Anaconda snake is not that we discover," said Bloch. Based on the size of the snake, Bloch explains, the scientists can calculate the annual average in the equatorial South America 60 million years ago at approximately 33 degrees centigrade, about 10 more degrees warmer than at this time.

"Ecosystems tropical Latin America at this time much different than 60 million years ago," said Bloch. "Conditions tropisnya forest almost the same as at this time, but more temperaturnya hot at that time and filled with cold-blooded reptile is greater."

According to Nature.com, snake is a type of animal poikilotherms (cold-blooded), which requires heat from the environment seemed to raise their metabolism. Thus, scientists estimate that the giant snakes live in the ecosystem tropical South America with the temperature at which it is not under the 30 and 34 degrees centigrade.

Most of the population at this time there are snakes in the area of tropical South America and Southeast Asia. Temperatures in South America and southeast Asia allows animals to reach this growing size


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