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Perhaps it’s good that Stupendemys geographicus didn’t make it!
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 13, 2020 11:24AM
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An 8-million-year-old turtle shell unearthed in Venezuela measures nearly 8 feet
(2.4 meters) long, making it the largest complete turtle shell known to science, a
new study reported.

This shell belonged to an extinct beast called Stupendemys geographicus, which
lived in northern South America during the Miocene epoch, which lasted from
12 million to 5 million years ago.

S. geographicus weighed an estimated 2,500 lbs. (1,145 kilograms), almost 100
times the size of its closest living relative, the Amazon river turtle (Peltocephalus
dumerilianus), and twice the size of the largest living turtle, the marine leatherback
(Dermochelys coriacea), the researchers wrote in the study.

We're going to need a bigger boat!



and for comparison, a Marine Leatherback Turtle:





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Re: Perhaps it’s good that Stupendemys geographicus didn’t make it!
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 13, 2020 11:26AM
That would make a lot of turtle soup.
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Re: Perhaps it’s good that Stupendemys geographicus didn’t make it!
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 13, 2020 01:31PM
Duuuude. Noggin !
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Re: Perhaps it’s good that Stupendemys geographicus didn’t make it!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 13, 2020 01:58PM
Wouldn't want that thing snappin' at me! smiley-shocked003



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