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Marsh (Helmeted) Terrapin
Marsh (Helmeted) Terrapin

Marsh terrapin

The marsh terrapin does not have a hinged plastron and has a flatter thinner shell. This trade-off of protection means it is more able to make use of temporary pans because it does not have  a heavy shell to carry when it moves from one temporary water source to another. However the thinner shell means that they are more prone to attack from crocodiles and as a result they are restricted to temporary water where there are fewer and smaller crocodiles.