Terrestrial Turtle Fossils from New Zealand Refloat Moa's Ark

@article{Worthy2011TerrestrialTF,
  title={Terrestrial Turtle Fossils from New Zealand Refloat Moa's Ark},
  author={T. Worthy and A. Tennyson and S. Hand and H. Godthelp and R. Scofield},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011},
  pages={72 - 76}
}
  • T. Worthy, A. Tennyson, +2 authors R. Scofield
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Copeia
  • Two fossils from the diverse St Bathans Fauna from Early Miocene sediments in New Zealand are described and identified as from a large, probably terrestrial turtle. They are the first freshwater or terrestrial turtles to have been reported from the Cenozoic of New Zealand. Recent authors have used the absence of turtles and species they considered unlikely to raft to New Zealand to debunk the long held theory that an element of the New Zealand fauna was ancient and vicariant and had evolved on… CONTINUE READING
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