66 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, a crater with a diameter of 200 kilometers in the area had created. including the osaurs destroying 76% of life on earth this collision may be the reason why snake species have survived to this day, according to a new study.
Scientists, after the meteorite hit, for many years in the world tsunami, earthquake and fire, such as natural disasters, despite the snakes’ food chain being broken stated that he could endure hunger for long periods of time by hiding underground.
Snakes have not changed much over millions of years.
One of the lead authors of the study, Dr. Catherine Klein; “Snakes were able to survive in this environment where the food chain was destroyed and adapted to their new environment by spreading to other continents”
When using expressions, If it were not for the impact of the meteorite, snakes would not be among us today by getting lost in the food chain. states.
According to the article published in Nature Communications, the ancestors of thousands of snake species found in the world today are based on snake species at the time the meteorite struck. Scientists also note that it hasn’t changed much over millions of years. , that the snake fossils found were legless and flexible jawed, just like living species. highlights.