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meaning: "Small roamer"
Named By: Richard Owen 1886
Time Period: mid Miocene-Holocene
Location: Australia and some of the outlying islands including as New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island and Vanuatu amongst others. Possibly Viti Levu
Size: Up to 2.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Numerous specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines | Cryptodira | Meiolaniidae |
Also known as: | Miolania | Ceratochelys |

Meiolania ("small roamer") is an extinct genus of basal turtle from the Middle Miocene to Holocene, with the last relict populations at New Caledonia which survived until 3,000 years ago.

Read more about Meiolania at Wikipedia
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