Pig-nosed Turtle

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The Pig-Nosed Turtle is a type of turtle that is found in the wetlands of Australia and New Guinea. They are a dark olive green color with a pale yellow underbelly. They have a long, pig-like snout which gives them their common name. They are a semi-aquatic species and can be found in both fresh and salt water. They are omnivorous and feed on a variety of things, including plants, small fish, and insects. They are a relatively common species and can be found in many wetland areas.

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Geeky Facts about the Pig-nosed Turtle

Fact 1

It is the only living member of its genus and does not have any known subspecies.

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They are also known as the Fly river turtle for the first river in which they were found.

Fact 3

It is aptly named; they have a fleshy, protruding snout with nostrils at the front.

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