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North American Reptiles - Musk,Mud-Turtles



Eastern Mud Turtle
(Kinosternon subrubrum)
Eastern Mud Turtle
The Eastern Mud Turtle is a small turtle with a dull brown carapace. The scutes are sometimes dark bordered. The sides of head are spotted or mottled with yellow. The underside (plastron) is dark brown or tan. The male has a patch of rough scales... Read more >
Razorback Musk Turtle
(Sternotherus carinatus)
Razorback Musk Turtle
The Razorback Musk Turtle has a brown carapace with black markings at the edges of the scutes. The shell has a sharp keel down the center giving the species its common name. The skin is grey-brown with black spotting. The head is bulbous with a... Read more >
Flattened Musk Turtle
(Sternotherus depressus)
Flattened Musk Turtle
The Flattened Musk Turtle has a much flatter carapace than other Musk Turtles. The top of the carapace is brown and the underside (plastron) is either pinkish or yellowish-brown. The head and neck are greenish with a pattern of dark lines. It has... Read more >
Common Musk Turtle
(Sternotherus odoratus)
Common Musk Turtle
The Common Musk Turtle is black, grey or brown with a high domed shell. They have long necks and short legs. Males have longer tails. The head has yellow-green striping from the tip of their nose to their neck. The snout is pointed with a sharp... Read more >