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Desert Mud Turtle - Kinosternon sonoriense sonoriense

LeConte, 1854

(Sonora Mud Turtle)
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  Adult, Pima County, Arizona  
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Adult, Pima County, Arizona Juvenile, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
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Juvenile, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
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Adult, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, © Dick Bartlett Adult, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
© 2004 William Flaxington
   
Habitat
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Habitat, rocky creek, Mt. Lemmon, Pima County, Arizona Habitat, small creek, Santa Cruz
County, Arizona
Cattle pond habitat, Pajarito Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Desert Mud Turtle habitat Desert Mud Turtle habitat  
Habitat, rocky creek, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona Habitat, dry creek, Pima County, Arizona  
     
Short Video
  Desert Mud Turtle  

A Sonoran Mud Turtle, found wandering overland next to a dry creek in the mountains outside of Tucson Arizona, slowly pokes its head out of its shell and looks around for several minutes before quickly returning back into the shell. It never did come out, and was left to crawl back to wherever it was going.





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