At 99 million years old, this baby snake fossil is the first of its kind to be discovered

Palaeontologists have found a tiny fossilized baby snake, the first of its kind to be discovered.

The snake embryo, sitting within a chunk of amber from Myanmar, was preserved in the early Late Cretaceous period approximately 99 million years ago, according to research published in Science Advances on Wednesday.

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