Two Halves of Sea Turtle Bone Found 163 Years Apart

This is a really exciting palentological find:

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-turtle-bone-found-in-1800s-20140325,0,3960640.story

The turtle is said to have been just under ten feet long from nose to tail. So unless the diver in the “artist’s rendition” is a little over three feet tall, the graphic is not to scale (see image below).

Quick mock-up for scale.

Quick mock-up for scale.

Still, I’d have to say that ten feet makes for a truly large turtle!

I wish I could see this humerus in person.

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