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Caption: Blind snakes have been discovered to be one of the few species now living in Madagascar that existed there when it broke from India about 100 million years ago, according to a study led by Blair Hedges at Penn State University in the United Steates and Nicolas Vidal, of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. The study will be published in the March 31, 2010, issue of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
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