Skip to comments.They didn't mess with ancient turtle the size of a car
Posted on 05/19/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT by Renfield
A turtle the size of a small car once roamed what is now South America 60 million years ago, suggests its fossilized remains.
Discovered in a coal mine in Colombia in 2005, the turtle was given the name Carbonemys cofrinii, which means "coal turtle." It wasn't until now that the turtle was examined and described in a scientific journal; the findings are detailed online Thursday in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology.
The researchers say C. cofrinii belongs to a group of side-necked turtles known as pelomedusoides. The turtle's skull, roughly the size of an NFL football, was the most complete of the fossil remains.....
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Put on the BIG kettle Mary............
This where Turtle Wax originated
Now THIS is a turtle with which one does not mess!
“A turtle the size of a small car once roamed what is now South America 60 million years ago”
Somehow, ‘roamed’ and turtle don’t seem to go together.
Was a giant fencepost found below the turtle?
So, the home islands, wherever coal was deposited, were known by the ancients to have been built on the backs of turtles!
Turtles more closely related to BIRDS?
Have enviros gotten cars that small?
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