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The underside too?

So in last weeks excavation we found and exposed more of the turtles shell! Another exciting find with this is the possibility of a plastron, the underside of the turtle shell that is a bit like a breastplate! A femur or humerus may also be present, but the sediment covering it and my lack in experience with turtles leaves it up to question for now. Let me know what you think of the fossil and if there is anything else you want to see from the lab!

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One response

  1. Todd Johnson

    I volunteer in the prep-lab at the Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois. They have been preparing a large number of turtles they recently discovered in a bone-bed together in the Hell Creek formation in Montana. If still you had questions or needed help with the ones you are working on, they may be a good place to ask. Contact Scott Williams. He is super-excited abou his turtles and would be happy to talk with you, I am sure. Scott.williams@burpee.org http://www.rrstar.com/multimedia/galleries/x738673279/Turtle-fossils-among-finds-for-Burpee-Museum = a nice photo of one they recently presented. Paleofest is taking place there this March 2-3 with an ever expanding list of speakers if you wanted to come down. http://www.burpee.org/PaleoFest2013_003.asp#

    January 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

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