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Offline JosHoekerswever

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Water turtle unknown.? | Platemys platycephala (Chelidae)
« on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 01:49:15 PM »
On top of Nassau mt. we've found this turtle in a temporary pond on the road. Does anyone know the indentification?






Cheers!

Jos Hoekerswever
« Last Edit: Tue, 20 February 2018, 04:50:26 PM by Auke »

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Re: Water turtle unknown.?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 27 January 2018, 08:05:42 PM »
Hello Jos,

This is a twist-necked turtle or, in Dutch, roodkopdeukschildpad. Its scientific name is Platemys platycephala and it belongs in the family Chelidae, subfamily Chelinae. A cute little species!

Cheers, Auke

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Re: Water turtle unknown.? | Platemys platycephala (Chelidae)
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 18 March 2018, 11:28:27 AM »
Thanks Auke,

I already found it ;)

Cheers!

Jos