Huge Prehistoric Sea Turtle Put Together From Fossils Found 163 Years Apart

By Macrina Cooper-White

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At first, Gregory Harpel thought the dark-brown object he found was just a stone. But it was oddly placed, resting in an isolated spot on a grassy embankment along a creek in Monmouth County, N.J. A closer look confirmed he had found something much more interesting.

“I started seeing the little holes in the bone that the blood vessels go through,” said Harpel, an amateur fossil hunter who made this discovery in 2012. “I thought maybe it was a dinosaur of some sort.”

Now that paleontologists have assembled a complete humerus bone from the sea turtle Atlantocheyls …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green