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Sahonachelys mailakavava

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A reconstruction of Sahonachelys mailakavava - the "quick-mouthed frog turtle" preying upon young larvae of the giant Madagascan frog Beelzebufo ampinga using specialized suction feeding. The illustration for the paper: Joyce Walter G., Rollot Yann, Evers Serjoscha W., Lyson Tyler R., Rahantarisoa Lydia J. and Krause David W. 2021A new pelomedusoid turtle, Sahonachelys mailakavava, from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar provides evidence for convergent evolution of specialized suction feeding among pleurodiresR. Soc. open sci.8210098210098
doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210098
royalsocietypublishing.org/doi…
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Simple setting and animals but really beautiful