Fossil Of The Largest Snake Ever Discovered In Gujarat 

Scientists have said that they have found fossils of a snake, which may have belonged to the largest snake that ever lived, in Kutch, Gujarat. 27 vertebrae from the snake, some believed to be in the original position they would have been in when the snake was alive, were found in a coal mine. 

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It is estimated that this snake may have lived 47 million years ago and it may have been longer than a Trex. It is also believed that the snake was around 15m long. Because of its size, it may have been a “slow-moving ambush predator”, similar to an anaconda. The newly discovered snake species has been named “Vasuki Indicus” (V. Indicus) after the mythical snake round the neck of the Hindu deity Shiva.

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