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04-06-2012, 01:47 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...131650.htm
This research was also featured on NPR's Science Fridays, either last week or the week before. In any event, this is a turtle large enough to prey on small alligators and large snakes. They also found examples of Titanoboa at the same site. Pretty dadgum neat if you ask me.

It should also be noted that this is not the largest turtle ever found, but the significance here is related to its timing. It got large during the Paleocene, which is the epoch of the Paleogene that immediately follows the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Several other turtles species got big again around 5-6 million years ago, so turtles have a very interesting trend related to body size. This likely has several factors, not the least of which is climate and predation.

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Paleo story of the week - TheBeardedDude - 15-08-2011, 10:56 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Stark Raving - 22-08-2011, 09:38 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - FSM_scot - 22-08-2011, 04:06 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Observer - 05-09-2011, 01:04 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Observer - 05-09-2011, 01:42 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Observer - 09-09-2011, 12:15 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - FSM_scot - 09-09-2011, 04:46 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Gawdzilla - 14-10-2011, 06:40 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Gawdzilla - 14-10-2011, 07:36 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Observer - 29-12-2011, 03:45 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - GirlyMan - 12-01-2012, 05:41 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - morondog - 22-04-2012, 04:11 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kim - 22-05-2012, 11:32 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - TheBeardedDude - 04-06-2012 01:47 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - GirlyMan - 22-07-2012, 03:34 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - morondog - 27-07-2012, 11:44 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Chas - 05-09-2012, 09:57 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kim - 08-09-2012, 03:11 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Chas - 11-09-2012, 08:51 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kim - 16-09-2012, 10:25 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Observer - 26-09-2012, 06:47 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - morondog - 10-10-2012, 09:01 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - das@nam - 16-10-2012, 06:25 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Logisch - 22-10-2012, 07:39 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Nevermore - 23-10-2012, 06:29 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Bucky Ball - 01-05-2013, 11:06 PM
Paleo story of the week - Erxomai - 19-11-2012, 03:21 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 01-04-2013, 11:12 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 10-04-2013, 08:58 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 11-04-2013, 07:49 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 11-04-2013, 08:04 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 19-04-2013, 07:48 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 01-05-2013, 11:00 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Bucky Ball - 01-05-2013, 11:09 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 02-05-2013, 09:07 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 02-05-2013, 11:09 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 03-05-2013, 09:36 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 03-05-2013, 09:38 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 23-05-2013, 08:50 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 25-05-2013, 06:22 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Chas - 27-05-2013, 05:01 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 27-05-2013, 05:58 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 26-05-2013, 05:35 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 29-05-2013, 01:36 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 10-06-2013, 10:45 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 10-06-2013, 11:46 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 10-06-2013, 04:26 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 27-06-2013, 07:56 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Chas - 06-08-2013, 12:09 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Jeffasaurus - 22-08-2013, 08:11 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Swedgen - 28-08-2013, 06:44 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Swedgen - 03-09-2013, 11:02 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - morondog - 04-09-2013, 12:00 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Chas - 08-10-2013, 01:12 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kim - 08-10-2013, 11:58 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - morondog - 08-10-2013, 03:02 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kingschosen - 10-10-2013, 11:30 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kim - 10-10-2013, 11:52 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - kingschosen - 10-10-2013, 12:02 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Bucky Ball - 18-10-2013, 10:24 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Revenant77x - 18-10-2013, 10:51 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - GirlyMan - 23-11-2013, 09:00 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Cephalotus - 23-11-2013, 11:54 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 12-02-2014, 09:09 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 12-02-2014, 09:28 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 07-04-2014, 04:53 PM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 08-04-2014, 07:42 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 09-04-2014, 06:57 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Bucky Ball - 19-05-2014, 07:23 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Chas - 19-05-2014, 09:29 AM
RE: Paleo story of the week - Full Circle - 19-05-2014, 11:15 AM
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