"This is the most primitive fossil snake known, and it's pretty clearly not aquatic," said Longrich, explaining that the snake's tail wasn't paddle-shaped for water use and it had no fins, and likewise the structure of its short snout and long trunk indicated a burrower snake.
Longrich was expecting an in-between species which would suggest an evolution of the snake species, but he was "really blown away" to find a full-fledged snake - just with legs.
He said he saw "a lot of very advanced snake features" such as hooked teeth, a flexible jaw and spine, as well as scales.
"And there's the gut contents - it's swallowed another vertebrate. It was preying on other animals, which is a snake feature. It was pretty unambiguously a snake. It's just got little arms and little legs."
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Editor's Note: Attached photo is indeed a lizard, as a snake fossil photo has not yet been made available. In the meantime, please enjoy Dexter