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Spiny Hill Turtle

Heosemys spinosa

Description:

a relatively small turtle with amazing serrated edge to its shell. they grow to a maximum of 22cm and loose the spiky edges as they get older.

Habitat:

tropical lowland rainforest

Notes:

this photo was taken by Luke Powell, aged 8yrs, a budding naturalist and steve backshall....who visited us with his family.

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13 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Steve Backshall went there?! Cool!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Great spotting ! Thanks for sharing this and for the information.

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 9 years ago

Wow! Amazing turtle!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

Congratulations greenhillsumatra! This spotting is being featured in our Interesting Facts: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

WayneWilkins
WayneWilkins 9 years ago

Great shot and find

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Cool!

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 9 years ago

beauty!

greenhillsumatra
greenhillsumatra 9 years ago

thanks :-) apparently they are quite small and grow to approx 20cm.

DaneRiva
DaneRiva 9 years ago

It looks so much like a dinosaur, I thought it was fake..

antondazomb
antondazomb 9 years ago

thats awesome, literally a living dinosaur

emanuelgoyco
emanuelgoyco 9 years ago

Amazing reptile!..and photo!

Wonderful !

greenhillsumatra
Spotted by
greenhillsumatra

Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 26, 2012

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