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Pig snouted turtle hoary found in Utah

Oct 23, 2015 12:45 AM EDT

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A hoary of a pig-snouted turtle was detected in Utah recently, USA Today reports.

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A organisation from the Natural History Museum of Utah found a 76 million years ago hoary in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Kanab, Utah.

The new class of turtle is called Arvinachelys goldeni, whose Latin classification name literally translates to “bacon turtle” since a far-reaching bony muzzle gives it a pig nose appearance.

This new class is described in a Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology by Joshua Lively of a University of Texas during Austin, who calls this animal “one of a weirdest turtles that ever lived”, Forbes reports.

Joshua complicated a hoary as partial of his master’s topic during a University of Utah.

“I’ve seen a lot of turtle skulls, and my initial sense was that looked unequivocally opposite that any other turtle skull I’ve seen,” Lively said.”It was bizarre.”

The bizarre looking hoary has dual bony nasal openings, distinct a standard turtle hoary that usually has one bony opening for a nostrils. It measures dual feet from conduct to tail.

Arvinacheyls lived alongside a dinosaurs like tyrannosaurs and duck-billed hadrosaurs. The streamlined bombard of Arvinacheyls indicates it spent a poignant volume of time gracefully shifting yet a water, Forbes reports.

Lively found this new class is a member of a organisation called baenids, an archaic freshwater organisation of turtles that lived in a Cretaceous of North America.

“It unequivocally helps supplement to a story rising from dinosaur investigate carried out during a Natural History Museum of Utah”, pronounced Lively, according to Forbes.



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