Evolution. Extinction. Fossilization. (Repeat)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
, The Oldest Known Marine Turtle?
Oldest known marine turtle? A new protostegid from the Lower Cretaceous of Colombia
. 2015. PaleoBios
The partial skeleton of
, with a length of nearly 6.5 feet (2 m), shows all of the characteristic traits of modern marine turtles. It originates from Cretaceous sediments and is at least 120 million years old.
Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D.
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