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Coahuila box terrapin

(Terrapene coahuila)

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Description

Terrapene coahuila is a tortoise from the family terrapins (Emydidae).The species was first scientifically described by Karl Patterson Schmidt and David W.Owens in 1944 The turtle reaches a maximum shield length of up to about 17 centimeters.The head and legs are gray-brown to green-gray in color Terrapene coahuila occurs endemically in Mexico,and then only in the state of Coahuila de Zaragoza.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Emydidae
Genus:Terrapene
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