What Species of Turtle is This?

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qaz
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What Species of Turtle is This?

Post by qaz » July 21st, 2014, 8:03 am

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/14522727258/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/14522807040/

On a long field trip to NJ, one of the campers at a camp I'm counseling at found this turtle. It's about 10 inches from nose to tail and I have no idea what it is. Sorry for the bad ID photo, I'll try to get some better ones soon. So what is it? The only thing I could come up with is mud or musk, but it's HUGE compared to any I've heard of.

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Re: What Species of Turtle is This?

Post by cbernz » July 21st, 2014, 10:16 am

I'm pretty sure it's not a Musk or Mud, and I'm also pretty sure it's not native, but that's all I've got.

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Re: What Species of Turtle is This?

Post by Sam Sweet » July 21st, 2014, 10:19 am

Chinemys reevesi, moderately common in the specialty turtle trade.

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Re: What Species of Turtle is This?

Post by qaz » July 21st, 2014, 12:59 pm

Thank you guys. Here's some better pictures of him.

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