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New Species Of Miocene Non-Marine Turtle.

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JohnJ

This is so cool. Thanks for posting, Ron.

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Triceratops

Great news!

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Al Dente

Good job.

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njfossilhunter

That's great...I have also just recently donated a three inch leatherback turtle humerus from the Miocene deposit of Virginia.

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fredalexander

congratulations on the discovery. it must b a good feeling. doing all that hard work and studying to be paid off by introducing a new species to the field of science.

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FloridaLemonShark13
On 9/21/2015 at 11:59 PM, PaleoRon said:

For quite a few years Dr. Robert Weems has been the recipient of the majority of my fossil reptile finds, primarily marine turtle and crocodile. He has published multiple papers on fossil turtles and other reptiles. Although many of my finds have been "interesting", one find has turned out to be a new species. It was named Chrysemys isoni and is related to pond turtles. This is a bit unusual due to the offshore nature of the formation that the specimen came from.Terrestrial material is very rare to find in the marine deposits of Virginia and Maryland.

Here is a link to the publication. It also includes some other specimens that I have found.

http://www.ecphora.net/mgs/articles/Weems%20&%20George.pdf

might print this out for studying thanks for the great material thanks in advance keep it coming!:yay-smiley-1:

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yardrockpaleo

Mostly over my head but so cool! :thumbsu:

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sixgill pete

Wonderful Ron. Congrats!

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