Standard Digital News – Kenya : How the turtle got its unique hard shell

209118-1 turtle“The shell evolved over millions of years and was gradually modified into its present-day shape.”

A turtle fossil 210 million years old had a fully developed shell similar to those today, but 10 million years earlier, a fossil discovered in China, named Odontochelys semitestac, had an incomplete top shell, called a carapace.

via Standard Digital News – Kenya : How the turtle got its unique hard shell.

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