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Side-Necked Turtle

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Side-necked turtle - Pleurodira

Side-necked turtle - Pleurodira

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Side-necked turtles are one of the two modern groups of turtles and include about 76 species. Side-necked turtles are so named because they fold their neck and head sideways and tuck it under the edge of the shell. Their head, when tucked in, lies close to the shoulder.
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