About this object

The back is grey, brown, reddish or olive, more or less dark, with, among hatchlings, on each shell, winding figures of reddish or tan colour; the underside is yellow with large black spots that fade during growth, often fading completely. Greenish brown in colour, the sides of the head, neck, limbs, and tail are decorated with white to orange-yellow lines.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1964.56
  • Scientific name
    Mauremys leprosa (Schweigger, 1812)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA TESTUDINES EMYDIDAE
  • Common name
    Mediterranean Turtle
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    unrecorded
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by Allan Eden, 1963
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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