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2010-08-13 12:25:00

After more than three decades away, an endangered leatherback turtle has returned to the beaches of Malaysia in what is being hailed by conservationists as a "miracle."

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2008-11-26 15:20:00

Researchers in China reported finding fossilized remains of the most primitive turtle to date, providing more insight into how reptiles evolved.


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2007-03-19 18:46:03

The Mata mata, Chelus fimbriatus, is a turtle native to South America. Once one has seen a mata mata, it is unlikely to ever be confused with any other turtle. It is truly a one-of-a-kind species. The name mata mata is derived and translated from the Spanish term "it kills, it kills". The carapace is oblong and black or brown, and is about 17.5 inches long. The head is very distinctive, triangular, large, extremely flattened. There are numerous tubercles and flaps of skin. The snout is...

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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
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