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Painted Wood Turtle

The painted wood turtle is known for its carapace having patterns that reminds of woodwork. They have four subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Testudines
    Family Geoemydidae
    Genus Rhinoclemmys
    Species R. pulcherrima
    Scientific Name Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima

    Length Maximum 20 cm
    Coloration The dark brown dome-shaped carapace is marked with light yellow patterns
    Distribution From Mexico and Central America to Costa Rica
    Habitat Rainforests, shallow rivers, and bushes
    Diet Fruits, insects, and worms
    Clutch Size 3-5 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on September 3rd 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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