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Meet the Carbonemys

Carbonemys (Greek for "coal turtle") Pronounced: car-BON-eh-miss I am a Carbonemys, a podocnemidid, An extinct side-necked turtle. I lived fifty-eight to Sixty million years ago During the middle Paleocene period In swamps of Northeastern Colombia On the South American continent. I grew close to ten feet in length And weighed one ton. I had a large sized capacious shell. With my powerful jaws I ate Comparably sized mammals and reptiles, Including crocodylians. I could not retract my head into my shell Since my neck was too long. Instead, I bent my neck to one side So that it laid against my body And under the ridge of my carapace. My greatest fear, Being eaten by a Titanoboa, A one-ton prehistoric snake.

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