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Tyre-shaped giant, prehistoric turtle discovered

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The fossil turtle, with a huge tire-like carapace or shell, was discovered in Colombia's La Puente pit in the Cerrej

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Tyre-shaped giant, prehistoric turtle discovered

Paleontologists have unearthed what they believe is the fossil of a giant turtle that lived some 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America.

The fossil turtle, with a huge tire-like carapace or shell, was discovered in Colombia's La Puente pit in the Cerrej image