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Reptile Discovery Center by J'nie Woosley
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Common musk turtle

By MSA 2005 Map showing lakes, ponds, rivers habitats in eastern United States


Taxonomy:

Class Reptilia
Order: Chelonia
Family: Kinosternidae
Genus and species: Sternotherus odoratus
When disturbed, these feisty little turtles secrete a foul-smelling fluid from two pairs of musk glands. But it’s little defense against humans. Turtles are the oldest, yet most threatened, group of reptiles.


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