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Key link in turtle evolution discovered

An international team of researchers from the United States and Germany have discovered a key missing link in the evolutionary history of turtles. The new extinct species of reptile, Pappochelys, was unearthed in an area ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Evolution
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Scientists discover key clues in turtle evolution

A research team led by NYIT scientist Gaberiel Bever has determined that a 260-million year-old fossil species found in South Africa's Karoo Basin provides a long awaited glimpse into the murky origins of turtles.

dateSep 02, 2015 in Evolution
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Oldest fossil sea turtle discovered

Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt have described the world's oldest fossil sea turtle known to date. The fossilized reptile is at least 120 million years old – which makes it about 25 million ...

dateSep 07, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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New insights into the family tree of modern turtles

Today's sea turtles are the sole survivors of a once diverse ecosystem of marine reptiles from the age of dinosaurs. Sea turtles first appeared during the Cretaceous period, 130-140 million years ago and likely evolved from ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Evolution
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Sea turtles 'lost years' mystery starts to unravel

Small satellite-tracking devices attached to sea turtles swimming off Florida's coast have delivered first-of-its-kind data that could help unlock they mystery of what endangered turtles do during the "lost years."

dateMar 04, 2014 in Ecology
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