Were Turtles Once the Size of Cars?
Express. Look them to brainstorm a production of iheartmedia. Hey Rain Stuff. Lauren BOCOM here. Some of our favorite animals used to be bigger. The giant beaver of the Pleistocene was the size of a black bear. And the titanic. Boa was a snake longer than school bus and as big around as a tractor tire. There were hippo sized wombats humongous C- Scorpions and birds of prey. Size of small jets. We still have some giants today like the Blue Whale. The organism currently living on earth is a fungus that stretches some two point four miles. That's three point. Eight kilometers underground in Oregon but newby research published in February of Twenty Twenty in the Journal. Scientific advances beef up our picture. A stupendous geographic as a giant freshwater turtle the size of four door sedan which lived in the coastal wetlands of South America. Between five and ten million years ago before the Amazon River was formed. The study found that the turtle was one hundred times heavier and its closest modern relative and had the largest campus. Or Shell of any turtle ever known this whopping two thousand five hundred pound. Goliath. That's one thousand. One hundred and fifty kilos was also ready for battle. Some campuses were tricked out with front facing horns sitting on both sides of their head. Something scientists haven't seen before in prehistoric Turtles Marcello Sanchez director of the Paleontological Institute and Museum at the University of Zurich said in a press. Release the two Shell. Types indicate that two sexes of stupendous existed males with horns shells and females with hoernlund shells. Their shells were also covered in big scars and puncture marks suggesting a few things about dependence. These big brutes were fighters the males and females did look different and the males might have even fought each other for access to the females. The horns also have come in handy in fighting off another unspeakably hefty freshwater. Animal the purse. Soroush which was came in a group of reptiles related to alligators. That weighed nine. Point three tons and required ninety pounds or forty kilos of food a day just to get by all. Those dependence geographic was first described in the mid nineteen seventies. The current study has revised what we know about the size and abby distribution and ecology of this turtle beast because the vast wetlands of prehistoric Venezuela and Colombia could support such a heavy duty. Team of reptiles stupendous and her source. Probably duked it out until their ecosystem could no longer