Oldest Fossils of Egyptian Cobra Ancestors

Thursday 10th March 2022

Oldest Fossils of Egyptian Cobra Ancestors Found in Fayoum Depression

Egyptian cobra

Egyptian cobra

A team from Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology Center (MUVP) has found the oldest fossils of Egyptian cobra ancestors dating back 37 million years to the Eocene Epoch. The team, which included international researchers, also discovered a fossil of the largest legless lizard of the same vintage, reports Al-Monitor. The research was published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology .

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Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman has been the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1997, and has authored a number of books on the subject of Cryptozoology. He has carried out many major expeditions in search of mystery animals. He also writes fiction.