Please help identify

Duw

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I found this guy on my street they're not native to my area and I've had him almost a week now and I'd like to know what it is as I may like to keep it
Location: Georgetown,Guyana,South America
 

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zovick

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I found this guy on my street they're not native to my area and I've had him almost a week now and I'd like to know what it is as I may like to keep it
Location: Georgetown,Guyana,South America
I can't see the pattern very well, but it looks as though this turtle could be one of the Rhinoclemmys species, possibly R. punctularia.

Their known home range includes your area if I am not mistaken. Here is the range quoted from the Reptile Database:

E Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, NE Brazil (Tocantins, Pará, Amazon, Bahia, Maranhão, as far upstream as the lower reaches of the Tapajós river, Rio de Janeiro)
 

Toddrickfl1

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I can't see the pattern very well, but it looks as though this turtle could be one of the Rhinoclemmys species, possibly R. punctularia.

Their known home range includes your area if I am not mistaken. Here is the range quoted from the Reptile Database:

E Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, NE Brazil (Tocantins, Pará, Amazon, Bahia, Maranhão, as far upstream as the lower reaches of the Tapajós river, Rio de Janeiro)
I agree with Zovick it's definitely one of the Rhinoclemmys, and native to your area.
 

Markw84

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Rhinoclemmys punctularia. Spot-legged Turtle. Very distinctive red pattern on the top of head. Native to your area as well.
 
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