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    COLORFUL FOSSIL TURTLE
    Stylemys nebrascensis
    Lower Oligocene
    White River Badlands

    This nice high-dome fossil turtle belongs to the genus Stylemys ("pillar turtle") and is a land tortoise, as opposed to an aquatic dwelling turtle from the Badlands region. It is very well preserved with minimal restoration. Both the carpace (top) and plastron (bottom) shells are intact, and this specimen features a spattering of unusual brown spots across the predominantly grayish-blue surface. High dome turtles are prized among collectors, and this fossil has an inflated appearance testifying to that fact. Measurements: 7 x 5.5 x 3 inches (17.78 x 13.97 x 7.62 cm). Offered at no reserve.
    Provenance: :Private Texas Collection, Self-Collected


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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