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Big Snake: STRI Intern Aids in Discovery of Titanoboa

Posted on May 29, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

Smithsonian intern Catalina Suarez Gomez excavating a fossil in the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia.

Smithsonian intern Catalina Suarez Gomez excavating a fossil in the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia.

Smithsonian Science recently published an update about former Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Intern Catalina Suarez Gomez, who helped discover Titanoboa in 2010.

Estimated to have lived around 60 million years ago, Titanoboa is the world’s largest known prehistoric snake. You can read more about the part Catalina played in discovering Titanoboa and what she has been doing since on the Smithsonian Science blog here.

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