Monday, January 21, 2008

another ice age animal which amazes!

so of course i'm reading a book about turtles (The Year of the Turtle by david m. carroll), and you just know that turtles - like everything else - were freaky during the last ice age. or, try the last several million years. ten million, you say? twenty million? fine. archelon is so far the largest turtle that ever lived, at 2 tons and 13 feet long. Yale university has the kick-ass skeleton in the picture above. it amazes!

here's archelon on wikipedia:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually Archelon turtles lived 75-65 million years ago. The last Ice Age was 100,000-10,000 years ago. So they arn't anywhere close to being "another ice age animal..."