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Old 17-11-2008, 08:46 PM
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His name is Hippo. Brute Hippo.

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Old 17-11-2008, 08:50 PM
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Nice pic of an interesting species of Turtle. Rarely seen in captivity in the UK.
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Nice pic of an interesting species of Turtle. Rarely seen in captivity in the UK.
The OP (Yossu?) is based in Japanbut I agree it's an unusual one. Is it related to the snapping turtles?? It's got a similar head.
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The OP (Yossu?) is based in Japanbut I agree it's an unusual one. Is it related to the snapping turtles?? It's got a similar head.
My name is Yusu, not Yossu. lol

They are not related to the snapping turtles. They are 1 independent sp, without other sp.
But yeah as you say, they look-a-like snapping turtles.
They are small and active.
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Sorry Yusu

They are from America? Distantly related or perhaps a caso of convergent evolution??
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Sorry Yusu

They are from America? Distantly related or perhaps a caso of convergent evolution??

That's all right.

They are found in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.
Though classified in the subfamily Staurotypinae with the "giant" musk turtles, Narrow-bridged Musk Turtles generally only grow to about 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) in length.
They are One of the strangest of the world's turtles. One of the rarest turtle species in captivity.
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