Archelon is NOT the biggest turtle.

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Jeremy Chang

Brooklyn, NY

#1 May 10, 2012
There is a South American genus of freshwater turtle called Stupendemys that grew larger. Interesting to see a freshwater turtle bigger then a sea turtle huh?
Bunny Rabbit

Lake Forest, CA

#2 May 10, 2012
Yeah, I heard about it, its estimated to have a carapace around 3.5 meters long, and that is a gigantic turtle.

“Australia's #1 Paleontologist”

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#3 May 10, 2012
Wow that is huge! Poor Archelon :( He's been dethroned.

“DoubleTheClaw, DoubleThePain”

Since: Aug 11

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#4 May 11, 2012
Records are being broken as time passes,well,what we now think is the biggest may be wrong in the future.The turtle was impressive,I wanna try what Nigel Marven did in Sea Monsters(Sea number #1)
Bunny Rabbit

Lake Forest, CA

#5 May 11, 2012
Balaur wrote:
Records are being broken as time passes,well,what we now think is the biggest may be wrong in the future.The turtle was impressive,I wanna try what Nigel Marven did in Sea Monsters(Sea number #1)
Never go in the sea at that time unless you're suicidal.

“DoubleTheClaw, DoubleThePain”

Since: Aug 11

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#6 May 11, 2012
Bunny Rabbit wrote:
<quoted text> Never go in the sea at that time unless you're suicidal.
Or if you're a healthy adult 90 ft long Mosasaurus.
Bunny Rabbit

Lake Forest, CA

#7 May 11, 2012
Balaur wrote:
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Or if you're a healthy adult 90 ft long Mosasaurus.
WTF!!!!!!!!!! There is no 90 ft mosasaur!!!!!!!!!!

“DoubleTheClaw, DoubleThePain”

Since: Aug 11

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#8 May 11, 2012
Bunny Rabbit wrote:
<quoted text> WTF!!!!!!!!!! There is no 90 ft mosasaur!!!!!!!!!!
It's a fictional creature.

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#9 May 11, 2012
Nigel Marvin's "Seamonsters" was good but i think it's aimed at younger audiences. I don't like that.
Bunny Rabbit

Lake Forest, CA

#10 May 11, 2012
Balaur wrote:
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It's a fictional creature.
Oh, though you were talking facts.
Andrink

Yuen Long, Hong Kong

#11 May 11, 2012
Hey rabbit, I do think Archelon is the biggest turtle.
Bunny Rabbit

Lake Forest, CA

#12 May 11, 2012
Andrink wrote:
Hey rabbit, I do think Archelon is the biggest turtle.
Well, its not! Do U get it!

Archelon was 12 ft long and 2 tons. Stupendemys was 17 ft long and 2.5 tons!
Andrink

Yuen Long, Hong Kong

#13 May 12, 2012
Bunny Rabbit wrote:
<quoted text> Well, its not! Do U get it!
Archelon was 12 ft long and 2 tons. Stupendemys was 17 ft long and 2.5 tons!
Oh, but Archelon was a Sea Turtle! And Stupendemys is quite a funny name, it sounds like stupendous.

“DoubleTheClaw, DoubleThePain”

Since: Aug 11

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#14 May 13, 2012
Bunny Rabbit wrote:
<quoted text> Well, its not! Do U get it!
Archelon was 12 ft long and 2 tons. Stupendemys was 17 ft long and 2.5 tons!
Like FR used to say,sometimes you'll have to face the facts.
Edaphosaurus

Edinburgh, UK

#15 May 13, 2012
Balaur wrote:
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Like FR used to say,sometimes you'll have to face the facts.
Sad times for Archelon :(

Oh well, as they say, "There's always a bigger fish in the sea" (or turtle in the river!)
Spinodontosaurus

Milan, Italy

#16 May 13, 2012
Edaphosaurus wrote:
Sad times for Archelon :( Oh well, as they say, "There's always a bigger fishin the sea" (or turtlein the river!)
Archelon ischyros probably wouldnt even care about this if it was still alive and sapient, ah!:)

Anyway, im really waiting for some extinct REALLY giant marine testudine (=turtle) to be discovered. Testudines is a clade that didnt show a really giant extinct representative (unlike Titanoboa cerrejonensis, Phobosuchus riograndensis

Cant wait for the mega-turtle
Nigel Marvin

Honolulu, HI

#17 Nov 30, 2012
Archelon is the 2nd ,protostega the 3rd, Stupendemys the 4th.But the 1st is..........shhhhhhhhh! I'm not telling
You! If you want to know what is the biggest turtle,you'll have to guess it!!! Heres a clue.It eats mosasaurs,
Pliosaurs and sharks.It lived from the Jurassic to the Pleistocene.This turtle weighs 3.1 tons,but most ecxeed
that.I gave you 3 clues.On my 7th adventure,remember when I rescued 4 turtles from extinction?

“What trolls???”

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#18 Nov 30, 2012
Nigel Marvin wrote:
Archelon is the 2nd ,protostega the 3rd, Stupendemys the 4th.But the 1st is..........shhhhhhhhh! I'm not telling
You! If you want to know what is the biggest turtle,you'll have to guess it!!! Heres a clue.It eats mosasaurs,
Pliosaurs and sharks.It lived from the Jurassic to the Pleistocene.This turtle weighs 3.1 tons,but most ecxeed
that.I gave you 3 clues.On my 7th adventure,remember when I rescued 4 turtles from extinction?
Not the real Nigel Marvin. Impersonation.
Anjay

Honolulu, HI

#19 Nov 30, 2012
You sound stupid,funny commenters.All of you is wrong except for Nigel.He won't tell
You the awnser,but I will.the awnser is MEGADROMIUS.the smallest is 3.1 tons,and the biggest is 5.9 tons.Nigel is smarter than all of you,except for me.
Asbabfanasaurus

Honolulu, HI

#20 Nov 30, 2012
I,ve heard of megadromius.Its real.it reached 41 ft long and is 5.9 tons.

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