ID that Turtle ( Challenge No.4 )

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I’m tired of all the turtle ID inquiry posts here which mostly turned out to be some ugly sliders . So I decided to increase the difficulty ;););)
I’ll give you the answer after I receive more than 10 replies to this post . Winner gets absolutely no prize 😜😜
Here we go ( hint , this one is an adult male )
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Kinosternon scorpioides cruentatum
No . Take a close look at the plastron

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Too much plastron for a snapping turtle.
The head resembles a mud or a musk.
Hrmm...
 

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Okay... Those scutes on the plastron are supposed to be more triangular in mud turtles, right? So it's not a Kinosternon species. (Right?)

Some Sternotherus have reduced plastrons, but I don't what to what extent in each species.

Am I even in the right hemisphere? Is it native to the Americas?
 

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Okay... Those scutes on the plastron are supposed to be more triangular in mud turtles, right? So it's not a Kinosternon species. (Right?)

Some Sternotherus have reduced plastrons, but I don't what to what extent in each species.

Am I even in the right hemisphere? Is it native to the Americas?
No . The other side of the earth .
hint : this species is common in pet trade .
 

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