World's oldest snake fossils discovered by UAlberta researcher

Snakes with legs. Intellectually I understand that this probably happened, but emotionally I want to scream "then they're not snakes, are they?"

University of Alberta paleontologist Michael Caldwell and his team have found four new ancient snake species that lived among the dinosaurs 140 million to 167 million years ago, between the Middle Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.

”It tells us for sure that snakes are a great deal older in geological time than we thought they were,” Caldwell said.