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  News from the Gray Fossil Site & Museum

A modern kangaroo rat

ETSU Scientist Identifies the Oldest and Largest Fossil Kangaroo Rat

Artist's depiction of fossil turtle, Chrysemys corniculata

New species of “horned” turtle identified from Gray Fossil Site

The Gray Fossil Site in Gray, Tennessee preserves a five-million-year-old ecosystem once home to rhinos, mastodons, red pandas, and many more extinct species which made their home in and around an ancient pond. Among the most common fossil animals found at the site are turtles.