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 Post subject: Terrapin: Hinged
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:16 pm 
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Hello,

can anybody identify this turtle?

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Hi Ludwig

Where was the photo taken? Kruger? Looks like a terrapin to me. Not sure which species though.

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Yes, it was in Kruger!

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I am almost too scared to answer the question again, Ludwig, :lol: but let's see if I can atleast direct you somewhere close to the answer.

As far as I know there are three species of Terrapin in Kruger:

Hinged Terrapin (Pe sinuatus) slight knobs on the back.
Cape Terrapin (Pelomedusa subrufa) No knobs at all.
and the rare Pan Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios subniger) found south of Pafuri.

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Hi Ludwig. The Cape Terrapin is usually much lighter in colour. This is Pelusios sinuatus, The hinged terrapin. The Cape terrapin also have a rounder nose, whereas this terrapin have a pointed nose. The Cape terrapin is much flatter, whereas this terrapin have a domed slightly serrated carapace (top part of the shell). Cape terrapins pull their necks in sideways, The hinged terrapin pulls its head straight back and then can fold the front end of the plastron (under part of the shell)up to protect its head. Regards, Agama


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