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I recently undertook the complete reorganization of the Middle Eocene collections in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus. This required me to sequence the collections I have made in Wyoming according to both geography and stratigraphic level. While doing this my work table had this assemblage one day. It just happened to be laid out this way, but it looked as though it had been deliberately posed. I was using the magnifying glasses as paper weights.
The fossil turtle is of the genus Baena. It is the most common turtle found in the 49 million year old Bridger Formation.
Photo (c) John P. Alexander