Prehistoric Models: Snakes
Snakes are an ancient lineage of diapsid reptiles that have been on this Earth since the time of the dinosaurs. The first snakes did have legs in the Jurassic Period and lost them by the late Cretaceous. The ancestors to snakes have been identified in the Jurassic period with limbs. To see my snake fossils click here.
Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Reptilia – Clade: Diapsida – Order: Squamata – Clade: Ophidia – Suborder: Serpentes
Late Cretaceous to Holocene