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Spiny turtle basking in sun

"Spiny Turtle (Heosemys spinosa)"; used with permission under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Geoemydidae are turtles often called Asian River Turtles! Asian River Turtles are found on land and in the water - usually, as their family name suggests, rivers! As well, they can withdraw their heads and limbs into their shells - this allows them to protect themselves against predators both in the water and on the land.

My favourites within this family are: