The Black-Knobbed Map Turtle —Graptemys nigrinoda—is a small, aquatic turtle found in the freshwater rivers of Mississippi and Alabama. The ...

The Black-Knobbed Map Turtle —Graptemys nigrinoda—is a small, aquatic turtle found in the freshwater rivers of Mississippi and Alabama. The ridge looks like three shark fins

world's rarest turtle, the Yangtze giant softshell

World's Largest Freshwater Turtle Nearly Extinct. A Yangtze giant softshell turtle—one of the last four known—gets a checkup in Hanoi, Vietnam, in

Fly River Turtle! I will have one! The world's only 100% aquatic freshwater turtle!

fly river turtle, the world's only aquatic freshwater turtle. also known as the pig-nosed turtle

Box Turtles of North America by rogerdhall on DeviantArt

Fine art illustration of various species of box turtles native to North America Box Turtles of North America

Fisherman holds up the alligator snapping turtle he caught while fishing for catfish

Alligator snapping turtle is surprising catch by angler

Dave Harrell went down to Eufaula Lake in hopes of catching some catfish, but what he caught instead was much rarer and infinitely scarier -- a 100 lb alligator snapping turtle.

Alligator Snapping Turtle from Cajun Country ( exceedingly creepy ... one of these was wandering around loose at the Phoenix Zoo)

Nature's Halloween Horrors: 20 Scary Animals

Alligator Snapping Turtle MEAN! The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is often associated with, but not closely related to the common snapping turtle.

TORTUGA MATAMATA, Y aquí tenemos otra tortuga extraña, ideal para que te cuide la casa, es la tortuga matamata. Es inconfundible. Tiene un caparazón marrón o negruzco de 45 cm de largo. El plastrón es estrecho, angosto, recortado adelante y marcadamente echado hacia atrás y en el macho es cóncavo. La cabeza es triangular, aplanada y alargada. Tiene numerosas protuberancias en la piel, dos bigotes y dos filamentos adicionales en el mentón. El hocico es alargado y tubiforme.

Rare (and kind-of ugly) animals - Photo: Tortuga Matamata (I guess that means. some-kind-of-ugly 'turtle).

Alligator Snapping Turtle- Adult snappers have no natural predators other than humans, who capture them for their meat and shells, and to sell in the exotic animal trade. A severe reduction in population due to unregulated harvesting and habitat loss has led states to protect them throughout most of their range, and they are listed as a threatened species.

Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)The alligator snapping turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is often associated with, but not closely related to the common snapping turtle.

The Mata Mata Grin :: cool-critters: The mata mata, matamata, Chelus fimbriata is a freshwater turtle found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. It is the only extant species in the genus Chelus.

The Mata Mata Grin :: cool-critters: The mata mata, matamata, Chelus fimbriata is a freshwater turtle found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. It is the only extant species in the genus Chelus.

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Burmese Star Tortoise - The Burmese start tortoise is one of the 25 most endangered turtle species in the world, as determined by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation groups.

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