12 feet turtle 83 million years ago
Fossil experts have discovered fossils of a unique species of turtle for the first time. A research has claimed that they were giants. He lived among dinosaurs. He was not afraid. These species of turtle lived in subtropical seas. According to an estimate, these turtles were found on the shores of the European Archipelago 830 years ago. Whose length is around 12 feet. Along with being huge, their weight was also considerable.
Even marine reptiles tremble at the sight
The turtle carrying capacity of this new species was much higher. Looking at its physical appearance, scientists have speculated that it had a lifestyle quite different from that of modern turtles. It could go deep into the water. The size of sea turtles gave them great protection. The giant marine reptiles with powerful jaws, called mosasaurs, and the long-necked fish-eating marine reptiles, called plesiosaurs, were terrified at the sight of them.
car shaped turtle
Levithanochelis Chelonioidea is one of the oldest species of turtle. Presently all turtles belong to this group. But in the latest research of biological scientists regarding the turtle, which has been estimated is shocking. Actually, thousands of years ago, there was a species of such turtles, which were very long. Seeing the fossil of a turtle found in space, scientists estimated that its length was 3.7 meters, which was the size of a Mini Cooper car.
Estimation of Protostega or Stupendemys
Other large turtles from Earth’s past include Protostega and Stupendemys. Both are approximately 13 feet (4 m) tall. Protostega was a Cretaceous sea turtle that lived about 85 million years ago. The Archelon tortoise also belonged to the same species. In the fossil of turtle found in space, scientists have speculated that it may also have been Protostega or Stupendemys turtle. Oscar Castillo, researcher at Spain’s Miquel Crusafont Catalan Institute of Paleontology, said, “This is a big surprise. The truth is that the remains of marine reptiles are not common in the Pyrenees. Creates curiosity. Research revealed that it is different from the species of organisms known so far”.
Turtle’s remains were found in 2016
The turtle fossils were discovered by a hiker near Cal Torrades in the municipality of Coll de Nargo, a small town in Spain. In the year 2016, the presence of this type of turtle was estimated. After preliminary study, excavation was done there to find out the mystery. Mining permission was granted in an area of about 90 cm width.