The Differences Between Turtles Tortoises and Terrapins

What are the differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins? The terms 'turtle,' 'tortoise,' and 'terrapin' are often used interchangeably, and depending on which country you are in, may describe a completely different type of 'turtle.' Before you get too concerned about the common names, let us take a step back and identify them as belonging … Continue reading The Differences Between Turtles Tortoises and Terrapins

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Freshwater turtle crosses the Geographical Barriers

Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden, together with an international team of researchers, have studied the widely distributed freshwater turtle, Mauremys rivulata. In spite of geographical barriers, the turtles are genetically very similar throughout their vast distribution range. This would indicate that that animals cross hundreds of kilometres of sea. The study is … Continue reading Freshwater turtle crosses the Geographical Barriers