can someone help with this turtle?

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can someone help with this turtle?

Postby miguel santos » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:33 pm

Hi guys I got this picture today from a former colleague, he took this pic in the Amazone area of Ecuador. He mentioned the Napo river in the NE of the country.
Anyone knows what the species is ?

Greetings,

Miguel
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Re: can someone help with this turtle?

Postby Liam Russell » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:24 am

I think it may be Podocnemis unifilis, they are pretty common in Ecuador.
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Re: can someone help with this turtle?

Postby Ilian Velikov » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:51 am

Yes, I think Liam is right. It is definitelly Podocnemis. The only other Podocnemis species in the area is P.expansa but I think it's most likely unifilis as well.
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Re: can someone help with this turtle?

Postby miguel santos » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:06 pm

Thanks for your help guys, I really appreciate it.

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