The largest snake is not today’s Anaconda
Here is a picture of the much weaker descendant, the anaconda. What? Who would think of the largest snake today the giant anaconda as a weaker descendant? I would, i do.
In this picture is also the vertabrae of its “greater ancestor”. In this picture is one of the largest snakes that ever existed. It is in the past, in the fossil record. In devolutionary theory animals start with “peak-optimum-efficiency” an then they degenerate. Biological systems mimic technology degeneration. Every animal has a greater ancestor, and this is a far crying-monkey from the evolutionists model of “the cone of increasing diversification”.
“Titanoboa cerrejonensis, the largest snake ever discovered,
which supplanted the previous record holder, :…..
- Gigantophis. Another Greater Ancestor the largest snake of its species.
By comparing the sizes and shapes of its fossilized vertebrae to those of extant snakes, researchers estimated that the T. cerrejonensis reached a maximum length of . .. . . (MORE THAN 50 FEET),weighed (MORE THAN) (2,500 lb), and measured about 1 m (3 ft) in diameter at the thickest part of the body.
These measurements are based on a macrocephalus construction, and without cartilage spacing, and with a reduced number instead of a full vertabrae count. so estimates may be far short
The largest extant snakes are the Python reticulatus, which measures up to 8.7 metres (29 ft) long, and the anaconda, which measures up to 5.21 metres (17 ft) long and is considered the heaviest snake on Earth .
“In 2009, the fossils of 28 individual T. cerrejonensis were announced to have been found from the Cerrejón Formation in the coal mines of Cerrejón in La Guajira, Colombia. Prior to this discovery, few fossils of Paleocene-epoch vertebrates had been found in ancient tropical environments of South America. The snake was discovered on an expedition by a team of international scientists led by Jonathan Bloch, a University of Florida vertebrate paleontologist, and Carlos Jaramillo, a paleobotanist from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
Because snakes are ectothermic, the discovery implies that the tropics, the creature’s habitat,
must have been warmer than previously thought, (heat and cold are not contributors to giant size)
averaging approximately 30 °C (90 °F). The warmer climate of the Earth during the time of T. cerrejonensis allowed cold-blooded snakes to attain much larger sizes than modern snakes. Today, larger ectothermic animals are found in the tropics, where it is hottest, and smaller ones are found further from the equator.
by Greater Ancestors World Museum on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 12:06am
this is a ball python ‘s picture…. small snake from Africa
It is a ball python, you are correct. If we could look as the ball python’s vertebrae it would be smaller than a pencil eraser. The vertebrae is tiny tiny compared to the circumference of any snake. I suggest that you go to the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida. The place i work “Pizzazz Scenic Company” sculpted a to-size replica of this snake as it would have looked while it was alive. The snake is 55 feet long and almost 3 feet diameter in some places. I sculpted scales for the giant sname the scales were 3 inched long and there were 33 thousand of them. The vertebrae is huge and i should know because i had the privilige to hold it in my hands.
~Chris L Lesley