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Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   10-08-2004, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Ravnos
Here's another one to confuse you. It has...

Here's another one to confuse you. It has flippers, a leathery shell... their overall structure is very much like a sea turtle, but yet they are freshwater. They're called pig-nosed or fly river...
Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   09-07-2004, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Ravnos
I have actually found them crossing streams...

I have actually found them crossing streams before, but you're right, they are terrestrial and aren't generally going to swim unless there is some strange circumstance involved.

Asian box turtles...
Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   09-07-2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Ravnos
Cumberland slider would be a turtle, they are...

Cumberland slider would be a turtle, they are fresh water. Both species of snappers are turtles, again generally fresh water species. I guess I skipped over them in my list of types. :)

There are...
Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   09-07-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Ravnos
Other groups of turtles include softshelled...

Other groups of turtles include softshelled turtles, which are pretty distinctive with their leathery shells - which are aquatic.
http://www.ravnos.org/photos/turtles/pancake3.jpg

Mud and musk...
Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   09-07-2004, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Ravnos
Here's a blurb I wrote for another forum about a...

Here's a blurb I wrote for another forum about a year ago, with some additions:

So what -is- the difference between a tortoise and a turtle anyway? Well, to be technical, tortoises belong to their...
Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   06-01-2004, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Ravnos
Box turtles are also often incorrectly referred...

Box turtles are also often incorrectly referred to as terrapins because of the genus they are in, which is Terrapene.

Rav
Forum: Turtles & Tortoises   06-01-2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Ravnos
The words are often misused - and misdefined,...

The words are often misused - and misdefined, especially terrapin. Which is a specific group of species that tend to prefer brackish water. And then when people refer to box turtles as tortoises I...
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