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Rio Grande Cooter

Pseudemys gorzugi

Description:

Mottled shell with a reddish-orange ground coloration. The upper jaw is cusped and there is a yellow postorbital blotch. Candidate for federal listing as endangered.

Habitat:

Found in spring fed waters in the desert. We ended up catching 5 of these in 2 days. I go with a group from school so we can get genetic samples from there for future data.

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2 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Haha classy ;) and thanks!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Nice cooter! Haha...sorry...

It's actually a really beautiful turtle! Excellent series!

AshleyT
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AshleyT

Texas, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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