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Western twist-necked turtle

Platemys platycephala melanonota

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RosaJessen 11 years ago

I didn't know that. Very cool!! It is a beautiful turtle.

NeilDazet 11 years ago

Wonderful spotting Rosa! I looked on the wikipedia page for this species and learned that "Platemys platycephala means 'flat turtle, flat-head' and accurately describes the structure of the head and shell." Cool!

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Spotted on Jun 19, 2009
Submitted on Aug 6, 2012

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