Saturday, April 10, 2010

Croc Update (with Turtles and Snakes)

Thick-shelled turtle species lived with world's biggest snake, reveals fossil found in Columbian coal mine: "Cerrejonemys wayuunaiki takes its genus name from Cerrejon, and emys -- Greek for turtle. Its species name is the language spoken by the Wayuu people who live on the Guajira Peninsula in northeastern Colombia near the mine.

About as thick as a standard dictionary, this turtle's shell may have warded off attacks by the Titanoboa, thought to have been the world's biggest snake, and by other, crocodile-like creatures living in its neighborhood 60 million years ago."

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