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PIG NOSED TURTLE
or
Fly River Turtle
or
PITTED-SHELLED TURTLE
Carrettochelys insculpta

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle range map
Pig-nosed turtles are also found in southern New Guinea



This is a video of the pig-nosed turtle taken from the BBC's Life in Cold Blood documentary series.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.



pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle

Pig-nosed turtles can grow to about 70 cm (28 in) shell-length, and weigh over 20 kg (44 lb.).

 Snake Lizard other reptile or related image being displayed at the Reptilesof Australia website. Copyright laws may cover the use of this picture.

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle
Photo of juvenile
Pig-nosed turtles reach maturity when they are around 16-18 years old

  

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle
The 2 animals pictured above are young turtles, about 10cm = 4 " in length.
In New Guinea they are called "Fly River Turtles."
In Australia they known as as Pig-nosed turtles.

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