Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Reporting in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, researchers write of discovering a car-sized turtle they named Carbonemys cofrinii. Edwin Cadena, who found the fossil, describes the giant reptile’s lifestyle 60 million years ago, and what it may have dined on — like baby alligators.

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Edwin Cadena

Edwin Cadena is a graduate student at North Carolina State University. He is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.