1967.0042 (Turtle, false map)

Carapace is oval-shaped w/a margin of small serated scutesat posterior end. Vetebral and pleural scutes w/in marginal scutes running length of body. Scutes are made from keratin and melanin. Front feet have five narrow claws, back feet have four. Skin of specimen is cracked and wrinkled. Eyes are positioned laterally and sit close to end of head. Plastron is composed of 2 parallel lines (sm & lg scutes) running the length of the body. The plastron is slightly tapered toward the carapace at the posterior and anterior. The plastron and carapace are connected by the bridge. Student Carissa Kennedy research this specimen 3/06. Color: BR, YL