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Black River Turtle

Rhinoclemmys funerea

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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10 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Done, Yaniv...

Great spotting! It would be great if you added it to the "Reptiles of Costa Rica" mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1589...

pamsai
pamsai 8 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
pamsai 8 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
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Neil, that would be great...

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 8 years ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

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

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

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

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

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

Nice shot, Pam

pamsai
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Heredia, Costa Rica

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

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