Monday, February 16, 2004

Pitted Shell Turtle

Also called �Fly River Turtle, or New Guinea Plateless Turtle� (species Carettochelys insculpta), any member of a single species in the turtle family Carettochelyidae. The species lives in rivers in southern New Guinea and in a limited region in northern Australia. A combination of characteristics separates C. insculpta from other turtles, including a leathery shell with no scutes and sea turtlelike flippers. Little is known

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