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meaning: "Astonishing turtle"
Named By: R. C. Wood in 1970
Time Period: Late Miocene-Early Pliocene (Huayquerian-Montehermosan)~9.0-5 Ma
Location: Venezeula - Urumaco Formation and Brazil - Solimoes Formation
Size: Preserved length of carapace of largest individual 1.8 meters long. Estiamted length of shell up to 3.3 meters long
Diet: Uncertain
Fossil(s): Remains of two species, including the carapace
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Anapsida | Testudines | Pleurodira | Pelomedusoidea | Podocnemididae |

Stupendemys is a prehistoric genus of freshwater turtle. Its fossils have been found in northern South America, in rocks dating from the late Miocene to the very start of the Pliocene, about 6 to 5 million years ago.

Read more about Stupendemys at Wikipedia
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