The fact that it was found in a terrestrial deposit, is often cited as evidence against Edward D. Cope's hypothesis that snakes share a common origin with Mosasaurs (although a marine origin for snakes seems suggested by other early snakes that have been discovered: Eupodophis, Haasiophis and Pachyrhachis)
Najash was about 5 feet (1.5 meters) long, and is believed to have been a burrowing animal. It had two hind legs that seem to be adapted for burrowing, and also retained its pelvic bones.
Najash was an early snake that lived about 90 million years ago
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