Giant turtle bones discovered

March 28, 2014

Two large fossilized bones, found 160 years apart, have been found to match together and are being used to show how big one of the largest sea turtles in the world was.

The first bone was found  in the 1840s but amazingly a matching fossil has just been discovered.

The amazing find means that scientists conclude that Atlantochelys mortoni,was around three metres in length, that’s about a metre taller than most door frames.

The discovery was made by researchers in Philadelphia, USA.

The find has astonished scientists as the two bones match perfectly.

Both bones come from Cretaceous sediments and have been estimated to be  70-75 million years old.

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i am fascinated by turtles, so this is really awesome to know!