The stomach is massive. But I’m pretty sure a turtle is not round in the middle like that under its a shell? Don’t be a sheep, people. Use your head. Yuri Mendez, They have probably been on earth longer than us. Not less of a marvel but just in a different path. Hope we learn to respect them because they are as unique as we are. Our brains developed to a dominant being now we need to be smart and use our might wisely. Ramachandran Srinivasan, Initially it did not, but after this stone fell on it, the turtle started to move with it. Timo Tarvus One species still lives, Leatherback Turtle doesn’t have a shell either. Its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. How can you tell that the fossil once wasn’t similar?BBC
Kristen Mehne Turtles can tell when they are about to die and actually ditch their shell. They look like lizards when you see a dead one. It’s really confusing. They ditch their shells so that other turtles who thought they were gonna die but didn’t can find a new shell and move on. It’s not uncommon for a turtle to change its shell multiple times within its lifespan. Turtles love to eat ants as well and are really attracted to the color purple for some reason…Emma Newey Obviously at some point the lineage that led to turtles was shell-less. That’s a fact and there would have been intermediate stages leading to the shelled lineage. Whether this animal is in that lineage I don’t know but shell-free ancestors are not questionable.