ID this Turtle (Challenge 1 )

enchilada

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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 a hybrid )

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Toddrickfl1

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I think I see some Ornate wood turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni)?
 

PumkinRulez

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Is it some sort of mud or mist turtle? Maybe Oaxaca mud turtle??? I don’t know? 😂
 

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Is it some sort of Mauremys hybrid? From what I read a while back, it sounded like Reeves turtles could hybridize with just about any turtle in their part of the world.
 

Markw84

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OK, here’s the correct answer .


Cyclemys dentata x Sacalia quadriocellata

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it seems like you can shuffle and hybrid any species from the family Geoemydidae
unfortunately, I think this is true of most chelonians at least Genus wise if not Family. That's why I think it is important for responsible breeding as habitat distruction leaves many tortoises' survival in the hands of breeders. Breeders can very well make tortoise species extinct with true pure species breeding not being important. Most folks who get chelonians don't know what they have as we can see with ID such a challenge even on this forum. Today when you order a mississippi map, no telling what you really are getting - mississippi x ouachita x false, etc, etc. Hate to see that happen with turtles so rare in the hobby like Sacalia.
 

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