Turtle Identification Key - Page 6

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A. Small, cross-shaped plastron, long tail at least 1/2 the

length of the shell, tail has a series of saw-tooth tubercles..... Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle)

 


B. Plastron covers most of the ventral surface of turtle, not distinctly cross-shaped, short tail less than one half the length of the shell, tail without dorsal tubercles ...... Click Here

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