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Narrow-Bridged Musk Turtle

Narrow-bridged musk turtle is a species of turtle occurring in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The turtle is the only living species in the genus Claudius.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Kinosternoidea
    Family Kinosternidae
    Subfamily Staurotypinae
    Genus Claudius
    Scientific Name Claudius angustatus

    Size Around 6.5 in (16.5 cm)
    Color Brown often with bright-yellow markings on the fringes of the outer shell
    Distribution Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize
    Habitat Slow-moving creeks, shallow ponds with plenty of vegetation
    Diet Aquatic insects and other invertebrates, carrion
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan Around 16 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on August 26th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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