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terrapin

(tĕr`əpĭn), name for several edible turtlesturtle,
a reptile of the order Chelonia, with strong, beaked, toothless jaws and, usually, an armorlike shell. The shell normally consists of bony plates overlaid with horny shields.
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 of fresh or brackish water.

terrapin

[′ter·ə·pən]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of several North American tortoises in the family Testudinidae, especially the diamondback terrapin.

terrapin

any of various web-footed chelonian reptiles that live on land and in fresh water and feed on small aquatic animals: family Emydidae
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The centre's lead curator Alan Kwan said: "People wrongly assume that terrapins are going to be easy to care for.
It is unlikely that they are breeding in Britain as terrapin eggs need to be incubated at 25degC (77degF) for around 60 days.
Native to the southern United States and northern Mexico, the terrapins typically grow to 15-20cm but can reach more than 40cm in length.
As long as your terrapin is moving during the day, he has an excellent chance of getting well.
The RSPCA took 797 calls about terrapins being mistreated last year - a significant rise from the 550 in 2014.
A spokeswoman said: "An officer asked several questions to find out how the welfare of the terrapin would be best served and an inspector has gone to collect him and will be taking him to an exotic specialist.
That fact in conjunction with food shortages caused all the baby terrapins in the facilities to die.
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In the current study, these theories were examined relative to the reproductive biology of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin pileata) inhabiting the salt marshes of Alabama.
SMALL' PETS THAT WILL JUST GROW AND GROW RED-EARED terrapins get their name from the small red dash around their ears.
A preliminary assessment was made of Texas diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin littoralis) in the Nueces Estuary, Texas from September 2010-December 2010 and in October 2011.