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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:28 pm   ***Worlds Largest Turtle***

Worlds Largest Turtle

While on family vacation in the State of Utah. We stopped off at the
North American Museum of Ancient Life

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That is my 5 year old son, just to give you some perspective of the size. Also I was unable to get the entire turtle in the picture :shock:

"Archelon ischyros is an extinct species of turtle, the largest that has ever lived. The largest specimen measures more than four and a half meters (14.75 ft) long, and about four meters (13 ft) from flipper to flipper. It was a sea going turtle, similar to modern day sea turtles. Its fossils date to 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous when a shallow sea covered most of central North America, including much of South Dakota.

Archelon skeletons are extremely rare. The first was found in 1895 by G. R. Wieland at the south fork of the Cheyenne River, 35 miles east of Black Hills, South Dakota."

Enjoy
-Chris
As always, spelling errors are complimentary.

Taylor Family Zoo:
2 Red Ear Sliders
2 Fire Bellied Toads
1 Bearded Dragon
1 Short hair Kitten
1 Long hair Kitten
1 Siamese Manx mix (stumpy tail)
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:53 pm   

sweet...
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:20 pm   

Yeow--that's some turtle!
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:27 pm   

Wow, that is awesome.
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:12 pm   

That is one giagantic turtle.
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Orion - 2.25"

Were 1.3" and 1.4" when I got them on May 12, 2005
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:42 pm   

Whoa.. that thing is gianormous!!!
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:30 am   

How big of a tank would that thing need
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:38 am   

only a 2000 gallon tank. Does that sound really really small, or is my math off?
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:38 am   

or is 2000 gallons way bigger than Im thinking it is?
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:06 pm   

HOLY MAMA!!!
i <3 my turtles!
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:18 pm   

Find more info about Archelon here:
http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/turtle/archelon.html

Enjoy :D

Here is another you might enjoy:
http://www.oceansofkansas.com/Turtles.html

Lots of pictures :D
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:23 pm   

(laugh) Just think what that turtle could to do that dog....
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:50 pm   

lol. poor dog
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:58 pm   

Thanks for the info SKF.
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