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Black River Turtle

Rhinoclemmys funerea


Seen in a pond in the La Selva Biological Research Station.


I think this is the last of my spottings of reptiles and Amphibians from Costa Rica...

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Black River Turtle
Rhinoclemmys funerea

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pamsai 9 years ago

Done, Yaniv...

Great spotting! It would be great if you added it to the "Reptiles of Costa Rica" mission:

pamsai 10 years ago

Hehehe, thanks John. Interseting thing about this Black River Turtle is that is is definitely NOT black! Maybe it originates in a river called Black River!! hehe... Or maybe it's just coated with red mud!

pamsai 10 years ago

hehehe... Sergio,misleading, it seems! But all's well! This is the last of my postings of reptile shots from Costa Rica!

pamsai 10 years ago

thanks Neil, that would be great...

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 10 years ago

I wouldn't worry Sergio, this species is widespread throughout lower Central America

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

I hope you mean this is your last photo of these animals, nott that this is the last surviving one...

NeilDazet 10 years ago

Nice captures Pam. I'll try to track down an ID for you, but it'll take a while. :)

pamsai 10 years ago

thanks Cindy, I think it was showing off its best pose!

Nice shot, Pam

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Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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