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Psephophorus Californiensis Carapace Plates


Family Dermochelyidae (leatherback turtles) Psephophorus californiensis Carapace Plates. The Upper shell (or carapace) are characteristically comprised of bony segments that interlock like a jig-saw puzzle. Miocene Leatherback Turtles attained lengths of 12 feet or more. The carapace were composed of 100 or more of these plates.

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