Dr. Alex Hastings


Paleontology curator Dr. Alex Hastings helped discover Titanoboa, a giant prehistoric snake that was as long as a school bus and weighed more than a ton, during undergraduate fieldwork in Colombia.

Learn about what it was like to discover this new species, and discover how the research team concluded that this monster snake ate crocodiles in a single gulp! See a model of Titanoboa, compare it to a modern-day snake, and learn what this ancient snake might reveal about our warming climate.

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