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Car-Sized Turtle Found In Colombian Coal Mine

By Gerard @presurfer
Excavating in a coal mine in Colombia, paleontologists have discovered the fossil of the world's largest turtle, a 60-million-year-old specimen nearly 8 feet long - the size of a small car. If you were to stand it up, it's 5 foot 7 inches, just shorter than the average male.
And that's just the shell. Its skull is about the size of a football and was equipped with massive jaws that allowed it to eat almost anything. The remains of the turtle, called Carbonemys cofrinii, were found in a Colombian coal mine by a team of NC State researchers.The Presurfer

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