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Macquarie Turtle (Emydura macquarii)

... aka Murray River Turtle or Murray short-necked turtle ... has distinctive yellow iris ... inhabits the Murray Darling Basin. Turtles and tortoises are the oldest forms of reptiles alive today and have changed very little in their 200 million year history.

Photographed at the Rainforest Aviary, Adelaide Zooloical Gardens, South Australia.

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Taken on December 23, 2008