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  • Overview of Reptiles
  • Box turtle, male

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    Box turtle, male

    Male turtles, such as this ornate box turtle, have longer tails, with the cloacal opening more distally located than that of females. Males tend to have a more concave plastron (bottom shell) than females, which tend to have an almost flat plastron.

    Courtesy of Dr. Roger Klingenberg

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