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Turtle origins out to sea

Various aspects of turtle evolution are the subject of vigorous debate among vertebrate palaeontologists. A newly described fossil species, the oldest yet discovered, adds grist to the mill.

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Figure 1: Differences in turtle ecology.

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Reisz, R., Head, J. Turtle origins out to sea. Nature 456, 450–451 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/456450a

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