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Re: Turtles
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2013, 03:25:02 PM »
Wonderful turtles, I had a poster with all collection, but I will need look for at home  ^-^.
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Re: Turtles
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2013, 03:41:42 AM »
Very impressive collection Stemturtle! :o  I'm rather surprised there's not more Matamata figures out there.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2013, 12:23:41 AM »

Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri (Skilcraft)
Painted with the help of a Sharpie marker.

Have you always assumed that the Skilcraft turtle from the Reptile and Amphibian Kit is an ornate or Western box turtle, Terrapene ornata?   I was surprised to see it identified as an Eastern box turtle in the instructions, as shown in the scan below. 


Instruction sheet and picture from box lid.

The Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri, which resembles the ornate, is a subspecies of the Eastern. Characteristics shared by both this model and the Florida, but not by the ornate, are:
dorsal keel on second through fourth vertebral scutes,
plastron lacking a distinct pattern of streaks,
2 yellow stripes on the side of the head.

A count of 3 toes on each hind foot is typical for the Florida box turtle, although some populations have 4 toes, as does this model.  T. c. bauri is the only Eastern subspecies having a dark-colored carapace with radiating yellow lines.  Skilcraft did not print the scientific name, so this ID is just my opinion. What do you think?

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2013, 10:50:41 AM »
It turned out excellently, stemturtle! :)
A count of 3 toes on each hind foot is typical for the Florida box turtle, although some populations have 4 toes, as does this model.  T. c. bauri is the only Eastern subspecies having a dark-colored carapace with radiating yellow lines.  Skillcraft did not print the scientific name, so this ID is just my opinion. What do you think?
Sounds reasonable! And really, when it comes to identifying a turtle I'd rather ask you than the people at Skilcraft! ;D Species ids by manufacturers are often enough doubtful, anyways...

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2013, 01:10:44 PM »
It turned out excellently, stemturtle! :)
A count of 3 toes on each hind foot is typical for the Florida box turtle, although some populations have 4 toes, as does this model.  T. c. bauri is the only Eastern subspecies having a dark-colored carapace with radiating yellow lines.  Skillcraft did not print the scientific name, so this ID is just my opinion. What do you think?
Sounds reasonable! And really, when it comes to identifying a turtle I'd rather ask you than the people at Skilcraft! ;D Species ids by manufacturers are often enough doubtful, anyways...

Thanks, brontodocus.  Glad you caught my misspelling of Skilcraft.  I made corrections.



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Re: Turtles
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2013, 04:42:09 PM »
Great turtles collection!! I also like that all the names because i have no books about turtles but i like all this species. Especially the Laramie figurines are interesting  :) :) :) :) :)

You know also the Colorata "Turtles of Japan" set with 4 figurines???

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2013, 06:19:09 PM »
Great turtles collection!! I also like that all the names because i have no books about turtles but i like all this species. Especially the Laramie figurines are interesting  :) :) :) :) :)

You know also the Colorata "Turtles of Japan" set with 4 figurines???

It is great that you have joined this forum, widukind.  I do not have the Colorata Turtles of Japan.  Do you have photos of these?  There is a
listing
on eBay for a book about these.  I will name them as best I can:

Kusagame, Reeve's turtle, Mauremys reevesii
Ryukyu yagagame, Ryukyu leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica
Nihon ishigame, Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica
Yaemyama semaruhakongame, yellow-marginated box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata

These native species seem to be the subjects of many figures.

Correction: the common name for Cuora flavomarginata is yellow-margined rather than yellow-marginated.
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Re: Turtles
« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2013, 07:51:08 PM »
Great turtles collection!! I also like that all the names because i have no books about turtles but i like all this species. Especially the Laramie figurines are interesting  :) :) :) :) :)

You know also the Colorata "Turtles of Japan" set with 4 figurines???

It is great that you have joined this forum, widukind.  I do not have the Colorata Turtles of Japan.  Do you have photos of these?  There is a
listing
on eBay for a book about these.  I will name them as best I can:

Kusagame, Reeveā€™s turtle, Mauremys reevesii
Ryukyu yagagame, Ryukyu leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica
Nihon ishigame, Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica
Yaemyama semaruhakongame, yellow-marginated box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata

These native species seem to be the subjects of many figures.

Thank you, here is a pic


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Re: Turtles
« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2013, 08:40:31 PM »
The beautiful photo of these 4 turtles is a nice addition to this topic. Thanks, widukind.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2013, 07:24:13 PM »
The beautiful photo of these 4 turtles is a nice addition to this topic. Thanks, widukind.

Thank you  :)



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Re: Turtles
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2013, 10:27:22 PM »
I think turtles are cute! xD

And I like your picture with the four turtle figures, widukind!
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Re: Turtles
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2013, 08:20:50 PM »
I think turtles are cute! xD

And I like your picture with the four turtle figures, widukind!

Thank you  :)

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #72 on: August 25, 2013, 10:12:29 PM »

Antique figure of Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina (unknown maker)


Play Visions and antique box turtles

The antique figure is 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm, shown with the PV turtle for scale.
The seller on eBay did not have information about it. 
The weight suggests alabaster. I like the realism.
Where is the dividing line between a toy and a collectible?

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2013, 07:02:28 PM »

Antique figure of Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina (unknown maker)


Play Visions and antique box turtles

The antique figure is 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm, shown with the PV turtle for scale.
The seller on eBay did not have information about it. 
The weight suggests alabaster. I like the realism.
Where is the dividing line between a toy and a collectible?

Very beautieful  :)

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2013, 01:15:43 PM »

 Nature Techni Colour / Kitan Club  'Nature of Japan Vol.2'
          > Figure No.16  Cuora flavomarginata evelynae - Yellow-margined box turtle




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Re: Turtles
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2013, 10:34:50 PM »
Superbly detailed! :) However, the pose of the NMoJ figure looks a little cuter to me... ;D

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2013, 12:44:01 AM »
A box of 5 more Larami turtles completes this brand.


Group shot of Larami turtles, Series 2, 1993
Sizes range from 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) to 7.75 inches (19.75 cm).


Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta


Olive ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea


Florida snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina
Former subspecies C. s. osceola was merged with common snapper.


Alabama map turtle, Graptemys pulchra


Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina

See Reply # 59 for updated checklist of Larami turtles.


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Re: Turtles
« Reply #77 on: December 13, 2013, 04:21:53 PM »
Great, especially the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle :) It's funny how the Snapping Turtle looks so similar to the Alligator Snapping Turtle posted earlier, as if it was the same sculpt only with a different carapace. The Larami Snapping Turtle Jetoar posted looks quite different from this one, though.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #78 on: December 13, 2013, 04:48:47 PM »
Great, especially the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle :) It's funny how the Snapping Turtle looks so similar to the Alligator Snapping Turtle posted earlier, as if it was the same sculpt only with a different carapace. The Larami Snapping Turtle Jetoar posted looks quite different from this one, though.

Brontodocus, you are correct about the reuse of the same mold, changing only the carapace for the Florida and alligator snapping turtles.  The common snapper had a different mold.  My compliments on your powers of observation.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #79 on: December 13, 2013, 05:04:04 PM »
Thanks, stemturtle! :) Although it was just like when I saw it I thought, hey, I've seen this figure before and wasn't it in this thread? And then I found the Alligator Snapping Turtle and looked at both photos from different tabs. I wasn't sure about if they were otherwise really identical but they looked a lot like that.