Titanoboa: Monster Snake

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Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Original titleTitanoboa: Monster Snake
Directed byMartin Kemp
Based on Titanoboa
Produced by Wide-Eyed Entertainment
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CountryUnited States

Titanoboa: Monster Snake is a 2012 documentary film produced by the Smithsonian Institution. The documentary treats Titanoboa , the largest snake ever found. Fossils of the snake were uncovered from the Cerrejón Formation at Cerrejón, the tenth biggest coal mine in the world in the Cesar-Ranchería Basin of La Guajira, northern Colombia, covering an area larger than Washington, D.C. [1] The documentary premiered at the Smithsonian Channel on April 1, 2012, followed by a panel discussion from the scientists who spearheaded the research: Carlos Jaramillo from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Jonathan Bloch from the Florida Museum of Natural History and Jason Head from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. [2]



Cerrejon, featured in the documentary and included in the species epithet of Titanoboa cerrejonensis Cerrejon 3.jpg
Cerrejón, featured in the documentary and included in the species epithet of Titanoboa cerrejonensis

The documentary describes the finding of and scientific examination after Titanoboa . The tagline of the documentary is: [3]

Meet Titanoboa: She's longer than a bus, eats crocodiles for breakfast and makes the anaconda look like a garter snake."

The documentary was released on March 28, 2012 at the Baird auditorium of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. [2]


Shawn Heflick, who featured in Titanoboa: Monster Snake Shawn heflick and indian cobra.jpg
Shawn Heflick, who featured in Titanoboa: Monster Snake

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