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Marmarth Research Foundation: In the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota

Marmarth Research Foundation

In the Hell Creek formation of North Dakota

Palatobaena cohen, 2006
Hell Creek Formation

Palatobaena cohen

Big Turtle Cove

Big Turtle Cove was discovered the last week of the 2009 field season by Stephen Floerscheimer. Much to the surprise to everyone, a seemingly shattered turtle shell, turned into a beautiful turtle shell that was almost 1 meter in diameter! While excavating around the large shell several other bones from this individual were uncovered including part of the bottom shell, neck, and lower jaw. A beautiful Eubaena cephalica skull and lower jaw were found washed up next to the shell.