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Which turtle species was identified in 1988?

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Which turtle species was identified in 1988?

The seventh and most recent member of the sea turtle family is the flatback turtle, which wasn't identified as its own species until 1988. Prior to that the flatback was considered to be a variant of the green turtle.

 

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today's Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today's Dinosaurs in our shop.

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