Sea turtles are coming under increasing threat from small-scale fishery practices in the Pacific Ocean, Cornwall scientists claim. Leer más.
The Giant South American River Turtle, Podocnemis expansa, is currently listed as ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; however, a recent Red List reevaluation of this species suggests that it will be listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ following completion of the formal review process. Leer más.
New fossil localities from North Dakota and Montana have produced the remains of a turtle that survived the 65 million-year-old meteorite impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. The resulting study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, suggests that Boremys, a turtle that belongs to a group known as the baenids (bay-een-ids) survived the extinction event unharmed. Baenids are a group of extinct river turtles native to North America that flourished from approximately 80 million to 42 million years ago. Leer más.