Monday, February 4, 2008

100-million-year-old turtle fossil discovered in China

A 100-million-year-old turtle remain was found in central China’s Henan province.

Turtle fossilThe fossil was discovered by 2 locals of Pingdingshan city a while ago at a nearby river. The turtle fossil still has its limbs and tail intact, but the head was accidentally broken when it was found.

An expert from institute of paleontology of Henan’s Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources estimated that the fossil is about 100 million years old.

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