A large chelonian plastron from Box 10A
This is a fragment from the plastron of a large chelonian (the group that unites turtles, tortoises and terrapins) recovered from Box 10A of Project 23. Box 10A was a small deposit with a lot of broken bones. Its excavation was completed in 2009 but not many of its fossils have been processed yet. Other elements of this individual are currently being prepared. It may represent the only tortoise species known from Rancho La Brea!