Latest Fitzroy River Turtle Stories
When it comes to most creatures, the hindquarters tend to be responsible for only one specific task. However, some types of turtles possess rear ends capable of multitasking – and now experts believe they know why.
The Australasian Pig-nose Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, is a species of soft-shelled turtle native to freshwater streams, lagoons and rivers of the Northern Territory of Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is unlike any other species of freshwater turtle in the world. The shell is typically gray in color, with a leathery texture, while the front plate is cream colored. Their feet are actually flippers, resembling those of marine turtles. Its nose looks like that of a pig....
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