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Hilaire’s Toadhead Turtle

phrynops hilarii


The phrynops hilarii turtle - or "campanita" as we call it - lives in fresh water and eats small birds, rodents and fish. When it gets scared it gets into its shell and becomes quite invulnerable.


It can be found in Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil.

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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Lat: -34.91, Long: -56.19

Spotted on Feb 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013


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