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Snake-necked Turtles

The family Chelidae is a group of freshwater turtles commonly known as the Snake-necked Turtles. The approximately 60 members of this family are distributed in Australia, New Guinea, and South America. The largest member of this family is the mata mata, with a shell length reaching up to 18 inches.



ITEMS in the Family: Chelidae

Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriatus)
Matamata Turtle Skull