This creature lived in the area of fresh water
They were very aggressive in nature
The era of the end of dinosaur age
The complete fossile found
New Delhi: Giant turtle is one of the species which comple
fossile found for the first time. Scientists have discovered the
remains of an giant turtle, which is still a record. Based on its
fossils found in the excavation, it is understood that its size was
larger than any car of the present era in its life. Hence it used to
travel on both water and land.
It is estimated that due to the size, its speed was also more than
the turtle of the present day. By the way, a fossil of this type of
these has also been found in the Urumaco area of Venezuela.
According to preliminary estimates, these turtles existed on this
earth about seven million years ago. Some scientists associated
with research are also estimating their age as 130 lakh
years. Scientists have also come to the conclusion from the
study of the remains that this species of giant turtle lived in
fresh water and was probably very aggressive. The fossil of this
giant tortoise has been named after stupendemys geographicus.
It used to be about four meters in size and weighed about one
and a quarter tons. It can be understood that how terrible this
turtle must have looked in that time on earth. Based on the
fossils, it has been observed that there were sharp horns on
either side of their neck. These seagas were certainly used in
battle. Perhaps this species of giant tortoise was also very
aggressive about dominating its territory. Such conclusions have
been drawn from the marks found on the fossils. Such scars
may have been caused by the attack of another tortoise’s horn.
Edwin Kadena, a research scientist at the University of
Bogota’s del Rosario, said that by observing the turtle’s behavior
of the current species, one can infer the life of the giant tortoise
of that ancient period. Research scientists believe that it was the
turtle itself at the end of the dinosaur era. Their maximum
length was up to 4.6 meters.
Even in the year 1970, this type of remains was found but due
drawn from it. Now after finding the remains in the right state,
complete information about these giant turtle species has been
found. However, scientists are also doing further research based
on these remains. Among the remains found is the lower jaw of
the animal of this species, which shows that it had a great power
to chew inside its mouth as well. Despite being the size of a
normal car, his strength was immense and he used to fight
constantly to dominate his territory.
Scientists have believed that on the basis of its structure, this
turtle also used to make food for fish and even snakes besides
small size creatures. But they also used vegetarianism as per the
present tortoise according to the need.
Despite being large in size, they used to stay at the bottom of
deep rivers and lakes. After fossils have been found, they have
been found to be present in many major rivers originating from
there. It is believed that crocodiles of that size were kept
rearing them. Crocodiles of that era were also about 11 meters
long. They too could not always hunt these huge tortoises due to