Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid

Source: ScienceDaily

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other living things at the end of the Cretaceous. The authors say that this devastating extinction event was a form of ‘creative destruction’ that allowed snakes to diversify into new niches, previously filled by their competitors.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210914111218.htm