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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 1:06 p.m. PST

"The newly-identified python species lived in what is now Germany, approximately 47.6 million years ago (Eocene period).

Named Messelopython freyi, the ancient snake is the earliest-known member of the superfamily Pythonoidea.

"The geographic origin of pythons is still not clear," said co-author Dr. Krister Smith, a paleontologist in the Department of Messel Research and Mammalogy at the Senckenberg Research Institute and the Institute for Ecology, Diversity and Evolution at the Goethe University Frankfurt…"


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rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 3:04 p.m. PST

Cool! The article states that the geographic origins of the pythons are currently unknown, but were I to guess, I would pick Asia, or possibly Equatorial Africa, In other words – somewhere friggin' hot with lots of trees.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend! (smile)


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