Painted Wood Turtle Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima (R. punctularia)

Painted Wood Turtle
Painted Wood Terrapin
The Painted Wood Turtle, also called the Ornate Wood Turtle, is a terrapin native to woods/forests of southern Mexico and Central America.
Painted Wood Turtle
Painted Wood Turtle
Painted Wood Turtle
Shells of the young are beautifully marked with high contrast red, yellow and black circular/semi-circular patterns which fade to black on brown as they mature.
Painted Wood Turtle
Painted Wood Turtle
Painted Wood Turtle
Mainly terrestrial, they frequent damp forests or live near waterways. They stay buried in mud or leaf litter for long periods.