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One single primitive turtle resisted mass extinction in the northern hemisphere

19:00 EST 2 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Sixty-six million years ago, in the emerged lands of Laurasia -now the northern hemisphere- a primitive land tortoise, measuring about 60 cm, managed to survive the event that killed the dinosaurs. It was the only one to do so in this area of the world, according to a Spanish palaeontologist who has analysed its peculiar fossils, found in France.

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