Fossil turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak — The Archaeology News Network

There are a couple of key features that make a turtle a turtle: its shell, for one, but also its toothless beak. A newly-discovered fossil turtle that lived 228 million years ago is shedding light on how modern turtles developed these traits. It had a beak, but while its body was Frisbee-shaped, its wide ribs…

via Fossil turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak — The Archaeology News Network

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