Launching A Study •

“Several studies have pointed out individual mata mata turtles look differently in the Orinoco River compared to the Amazon basin,” Fritz explained. “Based on this observation, we decided to take a closer look at these animals’ genetic makeup.” As a result, the scientist launched a study of the bizarre beast with a team from the Senckenberg Natural History Collections. Photo Credit: Rafael Cutó/Getty Images

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