Extinct, King Koopa-Style Giant Turtle Found on Pacific Island

Now this is some interesting science 🙂

Extinct, King Koopa-Style Giant Turtle Found on Pacific Island
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/last-giant-land-turtle#ixzz0xGz1rfmq

A bizarre type of giant land turtle thought to have gone extinct 50,000 years ago survived until recently on at least one small Pacific island.
Dozens of bones found in a 3,000-year-old archaeological site on Vanuatu belong to a previously-undescribed species of meiolaniid, a turtle family that evolved 50 million years ago and resembled walking fortresses.

One species is even named Ninjemys, in honor of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, though M. platyceps looks much more like Super Mario Brothers 3-vintage Bowser, the King Koopa

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