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Brown Land Turtle

(Rhinoclemmys annulata)

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The Brown Land Turtle is also called Brown Wood Turtle. A mid-sized land turtle with a high, fairly flat topped back that is black, brown with orange blotches, or tan with yellow blotches; underneath black or dark brown, often with yellow markings; yellow or red stripes on head; yellow chin with dark spots; yellow scales with dark markings on front legs; toes not webbed; to 20cm (8 in). (Tortuga Parda Terrestre, Jicote).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean slope; primarily terrestrial, but also occasionally found in small pools and ponds.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Brown Land Turtle (Rhinoclemmys annulata), Costa Rica