See the fossil shell: This extinct turtle was truly enormous

"The carapace of some Stupendemys individuals reached almost three meters, making it one of the largest, if not the largest turtle that ever existed."

U. Zurich • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: south-america fossils turtles featured science-and-technology

How painted turtles end up male or female isn’t so predictable

New reseearch could upend ideas about how geography affects sex determination in painted turtles.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: temperature turtles science-and-technology sexes embryos

Animals can’t adapt fast enough for climate change

"...while these species are adapting, it's just not happening fast enough."

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change birds adaptation turtles earth-and-environment

Rising temps could devastate painted turtles

Climate change could tip the balance between the ratio of male and female painted turtles—and potentially threaten their survival.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
March 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change conservation temperature turtles earth-and-environment

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