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why do snakes have no legs? how come snakes hae no legs?
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User: why do snakes have no legs? how come snakes hae no legs?

Weegy: Some, if not all, snakes used to have legs, and now new research suggests snakes lost their limbs by growing them more slowly or for a shorter period of time. The research, outlined in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, [ strengthens the belief that snakes evolved from a lizard that either burrowed on land or swam in the ocean. In either case, its legs must have become less useful as the animal evolved over time. ]
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According to one explanation given by the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, snakes used to have regenerating limbs like lizards. The limbs were likely rendered useless because of burrowing and allowed for a faster escape by slithering.
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