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Ancient Turtle Was as Big as Small Car

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

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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 today

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Kay M (347)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 8:41 am

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Sunday May 20, 2012, 3:27 pm

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 5:05 pm
interesting i hope they would not eat her.

. (0)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 5:09 pm
Now that's a big turtle!

De D (96)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 7:09 pm
Sounds awsome!

Joanne M (22)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 7:34 pm
Would not want to be swimming with her around!

Barbara T (431)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 7:46 pm
More likely the turtle would eat YOU -- if Human Beings had been around at the time!

"In addition to its colossal size, the turtle would have been equipped with massive, powerful jaws, meaning it could've eaten just about anything in its range, from mollusks (a group that includes snails) to smaller turtles and even crocodiles, the researchers noted.

Its all-encompassing appetite as well as its need for a large range to satiate its food requirements may explain why no other turtle of this size has been found at the site."
Of course, Creationists have no {rational} explanation for this turtle..... {and other fossils!}
Would've wreaked havoc on Noah's Ark!


Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 8:53 pm
I am certainly glad they finally examined this awesome discovery.

Robert Hardy (68)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 9:13 pm
Now that could have been one large pot of soup!

Sunday May 20, 2012, 9:26 pm

Crystal C (7)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 10:12 pm
That is so COOL! I absolutely love old things, and new discoveries. That is a big turtle! Thanks so much for this! :]

Quanta Kiran (67)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 10:37 pm

Peace Monger (185)
Monday May 21, 2012, 2:55 am
watched a doc recently which spoke of the huge size of animals during this time with the most likely cause being the high temps across the planet.
Looking at the megladon shark, imagine a great white 60 feet long, sorta like a super powered shark! YIKES!

John B (185)
Monday May 21, 2012, 4:57 am
BMutiny I would not have even looked at this article from Faux News had I not already seen this posted on one of the archaeological sites I go to every day Read again and noted. Thanks

Kara Dennis (1)
Monday May 21, 2012, 5:57 am
Really neat! Thank you.

David C (133)
Monday May 21, 2012, 12:56 pm

Carmen S (611)
Monday May 21, 2012, 1:00 pm
very interesting, thanks Marty

Barbara T (431)
Monday May 21, 2012, 1:21 pm
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Kerrie G (116)
Monday May 21, 2012, 9:33 pm
Noted, thanks.

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Tuesday May 22, 2012, 3:35 pm
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Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 6:51 pm
Very Interesting!

janet f (29)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 7:14 pm
They wouldn't have fared well in the present day...too big a target for poachers and too slow.

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 7:31 pm
One can only imagine.

reft h (66)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 9:37 pm
amazing creature!

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 5:15 am
Amazing thanks for the article

Suzanne L (98)
Friday June 15, 2012, 8:51 am
Thank you for posting about this mammoth turtle. I wish there were still parts of the world where such creatures existed
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