Prehistoric Fossilized Eocene Epoch Turtles Died Locked In Coitus

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These extraordinary 47-million year old fossils depict prehistoric turtles reproducing. The study was led by Walter Joyce, of the University of Tübingen in Germany, and published in the journal Biology Letters.

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Giant Oligocene Kairuku Penguins Stood Nearly Five Feet Tall

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Paleontologists have reconstructed a model of the Kairuku penguin that stood almost 4 feet 6 inches in height in what’s now New Zealand. The Kairuku penguin lived approximately 25 million years ago, in the Oligocene epoch, in the Chattian age.

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