Artist's Impression of Proto Turtle (IMAGE) University of the Witwatersrand Caption An artistic rendering shows an early proto turtle Eunotosaurus (foreground) burrowing into the banks of a dried-up pond to escape the harsh arid environment present 260 million years ago in South Africa. In the background, a herd of Bradysaurus congregates around the remaining muddy water. Credit Artwork by Andrey Atuchin Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.