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Big-headed Turtle

The Big-headed Turtle is a species of endangered amphibians found in SE Asia. There are at least 3 subspecies, with 2 more being suggested.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Platysternidae
    Genus Platysternon
    Species P. megacephalum
    Scientific Name Platysternonmegacephalum


    Length 15-18 cm
    Coloration Dull gray and light purple
    Distribution Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar
    Habitat Rivers and fast streams
    Diet Fish and snails
    Clutch Size 1-6 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on April 1st 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 13th July 2018.

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