Prehistoric turtle had a snout like a pig

October 22, 2015 9:29 PM

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Prehistoric turtle had a snout like a pig

"It's one of the weirdest turtles that ever lived," said Joshua Lively, author of a new study on the discovery of a turtle with the snout of a pig that lived 76 million years ago.

The ancient turtle lived during the age of dinosaurs, existing alongside the likes of tyrannosaurs and armored ankylosaurs, creatures that left behind a treasure trove of fossil remains in the Southern Utah survey area that Lively, of the University of Utah, and other researchers studied.

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