Injured terrapin needs identifying

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lantawelfare
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Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by lantawelfare » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:46 am

Hi,

I am in Thailand with an injured terrapin at my animal clinic, can someone identify the species please?

Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by sdmtate » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:12 pm

cant tell the exact species from those pictures but they do appear to be of either a red eared slider or cumberland slider,care for both are exactly the same.
those injuries look awful,i hope you can help the poor thing ~cry-wtry

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0.0.5. mauremys mutica
1.0.0. Trachemys scripta troostii
0.2.0. Trachemys scripta elegans
3.2.0. Trachemys scripta scripta
0.1.0. Pseudemys concinna
0.1.0 Graptemys ouachitensis

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by lantawelfare » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:36 am

Thanks Steve, I had guessed at cumberland slider so will go with that. He was hit by a motorbike we think, looking a bit brighter todat after some antibiotics and pain relief from our vet, fingers crossed.

Thanks again for such a prompt reply.

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by Zekee » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:57 am

Looks more like an Asian box turtle to me, cuora ssp.

Especially with the shape of the plastron.

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by richardb » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:18 pm

It's cuora amboinensis, an asian box turtle, tropical.

Do you know how it got the damage?

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by Neil » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:06 pm

richardb wrote:It's cuora amboinensis, an asian box turtle, tropical.
I was going to say cuora ssp also, Steve needs to go to specsavers ;)
richardb wrote:Do you know how it got the damage?
lantawelfare wrote:He was hit by a motorbike we think...
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by sdmtate » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:34 pm

hey neil your right there mate,cant believe what i wrote when i looked again on my laptop,need to stop signing in on my phone ,lol. ~cnf-dunno
0.0.5. mauremys mutica
1.0.0. Trachemys scripta troostii
0.2.0. Trachemys scripta elegans
3.2.0. Trachemys scripta scripta
0.1.0. Pseudemys concinna
0.1.0 Graptemys ouachitensis

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Re: Injured terrapin needs identifying

Post by Turtle-Arts » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:11 pm

Without doubt Cuora amboinensis.
  • Pelusios adansonii, P. carinatus, P. castaneus, P. c. castanoides, P. niger,
    P. rhodesianus, P. upembae & P. w. williamsi, Podocnemis expansa, P. unifilis

    ...and many more species...

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