Lizards, snakes almost went extinct with dinosaurs

Friday, December 14, 2012

Research supports theory that asteroid caused mass extinction.
Contrary to previous understanding, lizards and snakes were nearly wiped out along with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, say researchers. Paleontologist Dr. Nicholas Longrich, of Yale University, and his colleagues report their findings today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "The dinosaurs were wiped out entirely, but just because lizards and snakes survived, it doesn't mean they weren't affected," said Longrich.

Lizards extinct with dinosaurs
"This is a group that was thought to have been spared the brunt of the extinction and we're showing they were devastated." About 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs were wiped out paving the way for mammals to become the dominant animals on land. Read Full Article from :

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