March 26, 2014

Two Turtle Bones Reunited After 160 Years

Scientists were surprised to find that a fossil bone found in 2012 was an exact match — the missing puzzle piece — to another broken fossil bone found in the 19th century that was the only one of its kind. Now they know the animal it came from, Atlantochelys mortoni, was one of the largest sea turtle species that ever lived.

Credit: Drexel University

[ Read the Article: Two Parts Of Same Sea Turtle Fossil Found 160 Years Apart ]

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