Pelusios sinuatus Serrated Hinged Terrapin
Some other names for this species:
East African Serrated Mud Turtle
Finch Hatton's tented camp, Tsavo West National Park, KenyaJuly 9, 2000
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus) Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)
Finch Hatton's tented camp is located around a series of ponds at the west edge of Tsavo West National Park. Within the ponds dwell hippos and crocodiles, as well as a good number of these largish aquatic turtles. As you can see in the second picture, they didn't distinguish between perching on rocks, logs, or hippo heads.
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