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Turtle Shell a.JPG

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Turtle Shell fragment fossil
 
SITE LOCATION: Pungo River or Yorktown Formation, Aurora, Beaufort Co., North Carolina, USA
TIME PERIOD: Miocene age (5.3-23 Million Years Ago)
Data: The Pliocene turtle fauna of the mid-Atlantic coast and coastal plain contained extinct and modern genera. Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii[3]) characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines (British English).
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines


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Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

  • 11.5 mm
  • 1/60
  • f f/3.5
  • ISO 80
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