Re: Turtles & Tortoise ID - Please help

Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:33 pm

nan wrote:Kruger

Marsh Terrapin ??? 4.11.2009
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I don't think, it's a Marsh terrapin -O- because of the not white throat :-?

Re: AW Reptile Book: Comments, Questions & Suggestions

Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:15 pm

Toko, this tortoise seems to be a 'flat' tortoise. Is it related to the terrapin?

This pic was taken in 2005 with a 'mik and druk' camera in Kruger, and I saw one again during my December visit. :-?

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Re: Turtles & Tortoise ID - Please help

Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:20 pm

0/* Amoli

I think it's Kinixys spekii Speke's hinged-back tortoise Skarnierdop landskilpad

Great sighting O/\

Re: Turtles & Tortoise ID - Please help

Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:49 pm

\O Thanks.

Re: Turtles & Tortoise Identification

Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:56 pm

Bushcraft wrote:1. Image
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Both KNP, April 2013

1. Leopard Tortoise
2. Angulate Tortoise or same as no. 1?

Re: Turtles & Tortoise Identification

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Same \O

there are only 3 tortoise species in KNP:
Leopard tortoise
Speke's hinged-back tortoise
Natal hinged tortoise

and if it is not flat, it is a leopard =O:

Re: Turtles & Tortoise Identification

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:04 pm

Wasn't sure with the last one if flat or not. :-0

Thanks! \O

Re: Turtles & Tortoise Identification

Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:30 am

I know next to nothing about terrapins, but I keep on taking photos of them and have begun to wonder if they are different sorts. These are ones that I saw in KNP in April 2016.

1. seen from the low level bridge at Croc Bridge
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2. seen from the H12 bridge over the Sabie river
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3. seen from the high level bridge over the Olifants river
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4. seen at a water crossing along the S90
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5. seen from Matambeni hide
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6. seen at the H1-7 end of the Dzundzwini loop
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Re: Turtles & Tortoise Identification

Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:48 am

Try to have a look here, Arks viewtopic.php?f=245&t=1872&p=122306#p122306

and here https://www.google.ch/webhp?sourceid=ch ... +in+KRuger

Re: Turtles & Tortoise Identification

Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:27 pm

Hoohah !!!! Found a geometric tortoise wandering around and could not resist taking a few pics .

This is of course one of the most endangered tortoises on the planet :-(

Isn't he beautiful

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