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meaning: "Titan boa"
Named By: Head in 2009
Time Period: Paleocene, 60-58 Ma
Location: Colombia - Cerrejon Formation
Size: Between 12.8 and 14.8 meters long. Up to 1 meter wide at the thickest part of the body
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Remains of 28 individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Serpentes | Boidae | Boinae |

Titanoboa, meaning "titanic boa," is an extinct genus of snakes that is known to have lived in present-day La Guajira in northern Colombia. Fossils of Titanoboa have been found in the Cerrejon Formation, and date to around 58 to 60 million years ago. The giant snake lived during the Middle to Late Paleocene epoch, a 10-million-year period immediately following the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The only known species is Titanoboa cerrejonensis, the largest snake ever discovered, which supplanted the previous record holder, Gigantophis.

Read more about Titanoboa at Wikipedia
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