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Turtle bone found in 1800s had been missing its other half -- till now

March 25, 2014

Additional stories on March 25 and 26 featured Ted Daeschler, PhD, associate curator of vertebrate zoology and vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences and an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, for his role in identifying that a partial turtle bone fossil found by an amateur paleontologist in 2012 was the missing half of a fossil bone held in the Academy’s collections since at least 1849. Stories ran in the Los Angeles Times,, The Daily Mail, Christian Science Monitor, Yahoo! News, International Business Times, CBC radio (Canada) and WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.). View Story