Yellow-Spotted Amazon Turtle

  • YELLOW-SPOTTED AMAZON TURTLE
  • YELLOW-SPOTTED AMAZON TURTLE

About Me

Scientific Name Podocnemis unifilis

Description

The Yellow-spotted Amazon turtle grows to a length of 12 to17 1/2 inches. The carapace (upper shell) is dark brown to black, and has a distinct keel (prominent ridge) on the second and third vertebral scutes. The front legs have five claws and the hind legs are webbed with four claws. The head is dominated by paired frontal scales, which meet along a distinct groove between the eyes.

Fun Facts

  • The front legs have five claws and the hind legs are webbed with four claws. The head is dominated by paired frontal scales, which meet along a distinct groove between the eyes.
  • Females congregate on and near the beach during the nesting season for several days to bask. Males also congregate, but do not usually bask.

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