120 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Found

The oldest known fossil sea turtle has been discovered near the town of Villa de Leyva in Colombia. Dated to around 120 million-years-old, the specimen outdates the previously oldest known example by 25 million years. The researchers were able to study an “almost complete” skeleton of the animal, plus an additional four skulls and two partially preserved shells, which were actually found in 2007 but had been sitting in collections in both Colombia and California since.

Source: 120 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Found | IFLScience

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