Snakes Do It Faster, Better

February 22, 2024


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5-15 mins
Snakes Do It Faster Better How A Group Of Scaly Legless Lizards Hit The Evolutionary Jackpot Cat Eyed Snake 768x510
Presented by Michigan News

More than 100 million years ago, in a burst of innovation in form and function, the ancestors of snakes evolved legless bodies. What triggered the evolutionary explosion of snake diversity? A large new genetic and dietary study of snakes from an international team led by University of Michigan biologists, suggests that speed is the answer.

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