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230-million-year-old turtle fossil deepens mystery of reptile's origins

Illustration of E. sinensis opening its beak on the sea bed. In the background two fish and another E.sinesis swim among seaweed

An artist’s impression of Eorhynchochelys sinensis, a turtle ancestor that lived about 230 million years ago. Credit: Yu Chen

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