The first European sea turtles became extinct due to changing sea levels

Little is known about the oldest sea turtles that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. The finding in the Baetic Cordillera, in Jaén, of the remains of a supposed new species of turtle, Hispaniachelys prebetica—considered the oldest in southern Europe—brought new clues six years ago. However, it was still not clear what group the primitive turtle belonged to. —> Read More