Spiny Terrapin

Heosemys spinosa

Summary 4

The spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa) inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams, mainly in hill areas up to 900 m above sea level.

Diagnosis 5

The origin of its common and specific name is immediately apparent from the sharp, pointed, spiky-edged carapace, and spiny keel, of this unique turtle, also known as the ‘cog-wheel turtle'.[needs citation]

Conservation 5

This species is very rare and efforts should be made to conserve their habitat. Listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List.[1]

Sources and Credits 5

1. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/9942/0

Sources and Credits

  1. no rights reserved, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/11275107
  2. (c) Biodiversity Heritage Library, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/61021753@N02/5733925547
  3. (c) Scott Cox, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/35917634@N05/4671356555
  4. Adapted by calebcam from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heosemys_spinosa
  5. (c) calebcam, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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