Brian Brown's Official Website

Sponsored by

Brian Recommands

Sponsored by

One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.”

A Turtle The Size Of A Car Was Found In A Colombia Coal Mine

turtle A Turtle The Size Of A Car Was Found In A Colombia Coal Mine

Artwork by Liz Bradford

See Also

google chrome just passed internet explorer to become the worlds most popular web browser A Turtle The Size Of A Car Was Found In A Colombia Coal Mine

facebook stock may tank this week as banks run for the hills A Turtle The Size Of A Car Was Found In A Colombia Coal Mine

well now that everyone has sobered up lets figure out what facebook is actually worth A Turtle The Size Of A Car Was Found In A Colombia Coal Mine


Sixty million years ago, a car-sized turtle with jaws absolute adequate to eat crocodiles and a shell vast adequate to be a tiny swimming pool lived in what is now northern Colombia.  

The fossilized creature, named Carbonemys cofrinii, or “coal turtle,” after being detected in a Colombia spark cave in 2005, was recently described by researchers in a Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.  

The turtle’s skull is about a distance of a football and a shell found circuitously believed to go to a same citation is about 5 and half feet long.  

According to Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News: 

[North Carolina State doctoral tyro Edwin Cadena] and other experts trust that a multiple of changes in a ecosystem, including fewer predators, a incomparable medium area, abundant food supply and meridian changes, worked together to concede these hulk class to survive. 

Paleontologists consider that usually one turtle of this distance was found since it would need a outrageous area in sequence to get adequate food to survive.  


Link to this story: 

Please share with your friends:

Leave a Reply

Sponsored by

Brian Recommends

Sponsored by