Rhinoclemmys and me

Geomydidae - Rhioclemmys pulcherrima - Painted wood turtle - 07.14.2010 - 09.57.17 Geomydidae - Rhioclemmys pulcherrima - Painted wood turtle - 07.14.2010 - 09.59.05

The only turtle I saw my entire trip was one of the last days in Palo Verde. Here, I hold a Painted Wood Turtle Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima.  The family has recently changed from Emydidae to Geomydidae and the species as been split into three distinct species -  only R. pulcherrima is represented in Savage, but now Costa Rica supposedly has R. annulata and R. funerea as well. I guess I’m not positive on the identification…

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