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Hilaire’s Toadhead Turtle

phrynops hilarii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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