Undescribed Turtle Species from the Green River Formation
This is one of the most incredible fossils on the market. It is an undescribed turtle from the 52 million year old deposits of the Green River Formation. This turtle has been positively identified by experts from Fossil Butte National Monument as well as Turtle Experts from other museums as a species of Musk Turtle. It re-writes history because this turtle group was thought to only recently come into existence.
This turtle can be purchased for private collection, although a group of scientists at a museum we do a lot of work with have promised us that if it is purchased and then donated to their collection, the individual that donates it will have naming rights, or it can be named after them. This is the reason for the low asking price.
The turtle has been microscopically prepared on both sides so as to provide a view of ever aspect of the turtle, while leaving it in the original matrix. The two legs on the right side of the turtle have been professionally restored, as the actual legs remain inside the shell.
This is your only chance to acquire such an amazing pieces of history.
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