Turtle Limb Bone - Kent

Turtle Limb Bone Fossil from Kent
Turtle Limb Bone - Kent
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Turtle limb bone fragments collected from the Paleocene Woolwich Bottom Beds of Herne Bay, Kent. It is undetermined from which species these bones belong but they appear to be fragments of the ulna, radius or phalanges. Each bone measures approximately 25 mm in length and is supplied in a small plastic bag
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Turtle limb bone fragments collected from the Paleocene Woolwich Bottom Beds of Herne Bay, Kent. It is undetermined from which species these bones belong but they appear to be fragments of the ulna, radius or phalanges.The anatomy of turtles has remained relatively unchanged since their first appearance in the Late Triassic and bones just like these can be seen in modern turtles. Bones such as these provide useful information when interpreting a prehistoric environment, for example The Woolwich Beds in which these bones were found have been interpreted as brackish marine, estuarine deposits on the basis of their sedimentological and fossil constituents. Each bone measures approximately 25 mm in length and is supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.
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