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TheSnakeSpectrum
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PostSubject: Identify this tortoise!   Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:48 pm

I have a small, mostly grey/brown tortoise that I would love for someone help to identify. I believe he is a few years old, and the previous owner did not know what type he is either. Please take a look at the pictures below and see if you can help me identify him!!

First Picture- Plastron
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Second Picture-Carapace/shell
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Third Picture- hand Comparison for size
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Some people say he is a sort of box turtle(which is my best prediction so far from research, but I couldnt find anything specific)
It'd be great if you could help! Smile
If the Pictures dont show up please refer to these links to view them!(photobucket)
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:41 pm

There are no images...
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:33 am

Lokielani wrote:
There are no images...
Really? They show up fine on my computer. Sorry for that! Here's the links to Photobucket so you can see them!
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:38 am

I can see them. Not sure of the specimen but there's a good chance someone will know if it's local Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:16 pm

They didn't show up for me, but o-well, the photobucket pics worked. It looks like a juvenile Eastern Box turtle to me, but I'm far from an expert. It has ridges in the top and bottom and sometimes they vary in color.

I don't know how reliable this is, but you may be able to narrow it down by answering more of the questions.
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Turtles

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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:18 pm

^ That's really neat!

You can also check here:

http://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/reptiles/turtles/turtles_of_virginia.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:31 pm

Lokielani wrote:
They didn't show up for me, but o-well, the photobucket pics worked. It looks like a juvenile Eastern Box turtle to me, but I'm far from an expert. It has ridges in the top and bottom and sometimes they vary in color.

I don't know how reliable this is, but you may be able to narrow it down by answering more of the questions.
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Turtles

Good Luck Smile
Thanks for the link! It looks really helpful!
And so far a juvenile Eastern Box Turtle looks like the closest match, but I am told he is very old and I'm not sure if they(previous owner) purchased him or caught him! scratch I really do appreciate your help! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:36 pm

Focal wrote:
^ That's really neat!

You can also check here:

http://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/reptiles/turtles/turtles_of_virginia.htm
Thanks! I visit that website all of the time, especially when I'm studying the specimens outside that I cant identify at the top of my head. It's been so helpful! I never thought of using the website to see what type he was...probably a good idea. Smile I'm assuming he's caught...but I'm not sure if he was purchased either! :confused:
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:03 pm

How many toes are on the rear feet?
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PostSubject: Re: Identify this tortoise!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:23 pm

jw wrote:
How many toes are on the rear feet?
He has four toes on his rear feet.
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