Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Fossil research unveils new turtle species and hints at intercontinental migrations

(Midwestern University) A multi-institution research team working with fossils archived at the Arlington Archosaur Site (AAS) of Texas has described four extinct turtle species, including a new river turtle named after AAS paleontologist Dr. Derek Main and the oldest side-necked turtle in North America. These new turtles include an intriguing combination of native North American forms alongside Asian and Southern Hemisphere immigrants, suggesting extensive intercontinental migration of turtles during this time.