Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs shaped fortunes of snakes

Snakes owe their success in part to the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. …

“In this environment of the collapse of food chains, snakes are able to survive and thrive, and they are able to colonise new continents and interact with their environment in new ways,” said lead researcher Dr Catherine Klein, who carried out the research at the University of Bath.

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