Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles

A team of scientists, including researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, has reconstructed a detailed ‘tree of life’ for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies in Academy labs have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles’ evolutionary history. Authors place turtles in the newly named group ‘Archelosauria’ with their closest relatives: birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs. —> Read More Here


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