Say hello to Meiolania damelipi, a species of turtle that has been extinct for about 3,000 years. Does it look familiar to you? As if you'd seen it somewhere before? Geekosystem explains it far better than I ever could:
M. damelipi bones were found during an archeological dig in the ancient village site of a seafaring Pacific island culture. From Wired:
The bottom layer of the garbage pile, dated to 3,000 years ago, had many meiolaniid bones. The top layer, dated to 2,800 years ago, had none.
Truly, it is a sobering reminder of the affect that the human race has had on the planet even before we developed nuclear bombs, plastic, and carbon-based – Oh who are we kidding…
Do meiolaniids look like Bowser, or do they look like Bowser?
Yes, there's a striking resemblance to Nintendo's famous Bowser, King of the Koopas. Moreover, there's a striking resemblance to Bowser's bleached bones variation, Dry Bowser, from New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart Wii, and Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games. That fossil just plain looks mean. It's a perfect facial likeness. I feel the innate need to knock it off a bridge into a lava pit just looking at it.