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Temporal range: Paleocene
Titanoboa-smithsonian 606.jpg
An artist's illustration of Titanoboa cerrejonensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Boinae
Genus: Titanoboa
Head et al., 2009
Species: T. cerrejonensis
Binomial name
Titanoboa cerrejonensis
Head et al., 2009
Titanoboa, meaning "Titanic Boa," was a very large genus of snake that lived approximately 60–58 million years ago, during th
Size Comparison of Titanoboa

The Massive snake was larger and longer than a bus.

e Paleocene epoch, a 5-million-year period immediately following the Cretaceous extinction event. The only known species is Titanoboa cerrejonensis, the largest snake ever discovered, which supplanted the previous record holder, Gigantophis. It was bigger than the Cretaceous-Paleocene snake Sanajeh.

Discovery Edit


Titanoboa Would have looked like a massive green anaconda

In March 2012, mining in South America led construction workers to come across fossils from the early Paleocene Era. Among them were giant turtles, big fish, and large crocodiles. One piece of vertebrae was sent to the Smithsonian thought to have been belonged to a crocodile, but a closer look at a snake expert while unwrapping the backbone proved to not be the case. Paleontologists were eager to go to South America and see what more they can uncover of this illusive snake. After several weeks of failed attempts, they finally found several
Titanoboa lvl 35

Jurassic Park: Builder Titanoboa


Titanoboa Fossils

more large vertebrae and even a skull, and were able to conclude that this massive snake was by far the largest ever discovered. It was named Titanoboa cerrejonensis, for its impressive size and being found in the area of the Cerrejon jungle. A closer analysis of the skull proved that this reptile was more closely related to Boas than Anacondas, despite being so big. Many scientists have said that Titanoboa is the find of the decade, and that it's one of the most important finds since finding Tyrannosaurus rex in 1902. Not just Titanoboa was an important find, but the entire fossil site was also a great contribution to science. It revealed a new type of ecosystem in South America previously unknown to science and shows what kinds of animals ruled South America after the dinosaurs were wiped out.

Diet and feeding.Edit

Titanoboa was one of the largest land animals of it's time, so it needed a lot of food to keep healthy. However it did not eat that often. The crocodiles of the ancient Cerrejon rainforest fell prey to Titanoboa, af
ter eating it, the snake would not have to feed for a whole year. Titanoboa was a chronological ancestor of boas and anacondas, and like them it was a constrictor, but could give ten times the pressure of that from a common anaconda. Titanoboa would also eat large fish on usual occasion. Like modern-day snakes, it could also dislocate its jaws to help swallow prey bigger than its own head whole.


Titanoboa was the largest snake ever discovered, measuring a max-size of about 42 feet (12.8 meters) long and 1.135 tonnes in weight. Although more closely related to modern-day boas, most scientists agree that thi

Titanoboa from Monster Snake

s monster snake behaved more like a modern-day green anaconda, spending most of its time in water to support its massive size. Like most snakes, this snake was an expert ambush predator, capable of striking at incredible speeds at unsuspecting prey. Along with spending most of its time underwater, Titanoboa also hunted under water, since no prey capable of feeding it lived strictly on land and being a terrestrial hunter would've been damaging t

Life-Size Titanoboa Statue


o its internal organs from its massive weight. Like modern constrictors, it had a very muscular, legless body that was perfectly designed for wrapping around large prey and squeezing the life out of it. It also had a jaw that could dislocate and help swallow prey items whole that were bigger than its head. It's also likely that, when in danger from massive, 40-foot (12-meter) long crocodiles, Titanoboa could regurgitate a large meal that it had just eaten to get away. Like modern-day snakes, it also had a forked tongue that helped it locate its prey underwater.

In Popular CultureEdit

Ever since its discovery in early 2009, Titanoboa has been gaining a lot of public attention. It had its own documentary by the Smithsonian Channel, where it talked about what this huge reptile l

Primeval Titanoboa

ooked like, how it lived, and how its environment looked while scientists tried to further uncover it and piece it together. It even had its own entire article in the Smithsonian magazine. Titanoboa was also featured in one of the episodes of Primeval: New World,
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ARK Titanoboa

where it killed a pair of scientists on a boat and nearly killed many more.

It also has its own life-size statued in an exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum. İn anothr documentary about the animal, the Titanoboa is 'estimated' to everwhelm\overpower even Tyrannosaurus rex! [1]

It also appears Jurassic Park: Builder as a gold creature in the Glacier Park, even though as a cold-blooded animal that lived in the humid jungle, it would've died in the frozen island off the coast of Patagonia. It appears to have rattlesnake-like fangs even though it would've had non-venomous recurved teeth like modern boas and they constricted prey (the game's special attack even has it constrict the opponent).

It was going to appear in The Stomping Land before the game was canceled. But the model was bought and will be used for The Isle

It is also in ARK: Survival Evolved. It has a frill in the similar to the frilled lizard and the Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus, even though such a frill would make it incredibly difficult for this animal to slither.

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Titanoboa Monster Snake - Teaser

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The Stomping Land Titanoboa model




Titanoboa: Monster Snake



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