Sunday, July 8, 2012

Caught in the Act!

German scientists have just reported an extraordinary discovery: the first known pairs of mating vertebrate fossils. The 47-million-year-old turtle remains offer clues to how a prehistoric lake became one of the world’s richest fossil troves.

The Messel Pit in Darmstadt, Germany, has provided a wealth of fossils that have greatly increased understanding of the Eocene Age (36-57 million years ago).

Click here to read the story at National Geographic.


  1. Who doesn't love troves? False rhymes anyone?

  2. would've loved to have been a fly on the wall

  3. if you were a fly on the wall, or anywhere in the area, you'd have been eaten as a snack!