Scientists Discover World’s Oldest Turtle Fossil

Polish paleontologists have found what could be the world’s oldest fossil turtle. The Proterochersis robusta specimen has been dated to around 215million years old, a turtle that lived at the same time as dinosaurs.

The team also uncovered a second set of remains in southern Poland, of a species that is thought previously unknown. This could be a great find to help understand more about turtle evolution.

See the video below (BBC on youtube) or click the link to go to the original release.

World’s oldest turtle fossil could bridge evolutionary gap. Reuters.

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