Fine Art

May 6, 2016

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Photo Credit: ©WCS Myanmar

This incredible shell belongs to a Burmese peacock softshell turtle. It's a little-studied species found only in Myanmar.

This one was part of a group of 14 recently examined by WCS Myanmar and the Turtle Survival Alliance at the Yadanabon Zoological Gardens in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Contrary to previous reports, the scientists found the number of circles on the shell actually varies from four to seven (as above). We find them all pretty impressive.

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