Palaeopathology part I: cancer – an ancient disease

Palaeontology meets medicine: Bone cancer diagnosed in a 240 myr old turtle ancestor Sometimes it can be a good investment to excavate in long-known quarries. For instance, a highly unexpected find was made in a limestone quarry near Vellberg, when our palaeontological team excavated Pappochelys rosinae, later referred to as Grandpa Turtle. This 30 cm […]