alexa What did the first snakes look like?

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What did the first snakes look like?

The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hind limbs with ankles and toes. Snakes show incredible diversity, with over 3,400 living species found in a wide range of habitats, such as land, water and in trees. The ancestral snake likely possessed a pair of tiny hind limbs, and targeted soft-bodied vertebrate and invertebrate prey that were relatively large in size compared to prey targeted by lizards at the time. While the snake was not limited to eating very small animals, it had not yet developed the ability to manipulate prey much larger than itself by using constriction as a form of attack, as seen in modern Boa constrictors.

 
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