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Big-headed turtle (Kaiyodo - Animatales)

Started by stemturtle, February 13, 2013, 01:09:05 PM

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Big-headed turtle, Platysternon megacephalum (Kaiyodo, Animatales, Series 11, Secret S08b)
Carapace length 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm). Total length 3 1/8 inches (8.0 cm.).

Comparison with snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Kaiyodo, Animatales, Series 7)

Although the big-headed turtle might be confused with a snapping turtle, it actually diverged from the pond turtles.  I could not bring myself to splurge on this precious gem.  It was a Valentine's gift from my wife.

Allow me to applaud my wife for her expertise with Photoshop.


Amazing reply of this anmal. I like it very much, Thanks for sharing friend  ^-^.
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What an awesome figure the Animatales Big-headed Turtle is! :) And lovely photos, too, stemturtle! Unfortunately it's not easy to find (or really expensive)... :'( It was a great idea to include the Animatales Snapping Turtle in one photo for a comparison since the species are sometimes confused with each other - although they are really not that similar. Platysternon megacephalum is much smaller, has carapace scutes devoid of keels, and a relatively "normal" plastron compared with the highly reduced cross-shaped thing true snapping turtles have.


Wow, what an amazing turtle! Congratulations! I didn't know about this figure before. Thank You also for comparison with Snapping turtle. :) 
I also love photos! Thanks for sharing :D