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Giant Freshwater Turtle

by TFH Magazine on May 21, 2012 at 7:14 am

Remains of an enormous turtle, which was the size of a Smart Car, have been unearthed in a Colombian coal mine.

The shell alone of the 60-million-year-old turtle, Carbonemys cofrinii, aka “coal turtle,” is large enough to be a small swimming pool. Its skull is roughly the size of a regulation NFL football.

Source: http://news.discovery.com/animals/car-sized-turtle-found-in-colombian-coal-mine.html

Image by Liz Bradford.

Posted in Aquatic News by TFH Magazine on May 21st, 2012 at 7:14 am.

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