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First Tuesday Lecture

Tuesday, March 07, 2017   Noon - 1 p.m.

Location:  MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County:  Hinds

For more information please contact  the Visitor Information Specialist at  601-576-6000.

"Titanoboa: The Science Behind the Discovery of the World's Largest Snake"

SPEAKER: Dr. Alex Hastings, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, Virgina

In the aftermath of the extinction that ended the age of the dinosaurs, reptiles began to fill new and incredible ecological roles.

Fossil remains from the warm ancient tropics of South America, roughly 60 million years ago, were discovered in the Cerrejon coal mine or northern Columbia. 

The past environment was dominated by massive reptiles including giant crocodiles, enormous turtles, and a titanic snake.

Learn the science behind the discovery and fascinating world of Titanoboa.

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