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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Cerrejon Turtle Excavation

Caption: Paleontologists unearth the carapace of the giant turtle, Puentemys, which lived 60 million years ago in a hot tropical forest environment.

Credit: Edwin Cadena

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