Two Additional Site Records of the Elusive Gibba Turtle Mesoclemmys gibba (Schweigger 1812) fromTrinidad, W.I.

Renoir J. Auguste, Rainer Deo, Zakariyya Ali

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The Gibba Turtle Mesoclemmys gibba (Schweigger 1812) is a freshwater turtle species found on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, and across South America (Murphy et al. 2018). This nocturnal omnivorous turtle can be found near pools of water or rivers in forests. The literature reports this species on Trinidad in the north east part of the island in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, central Trinidad, and in the south west peninsular (Mohammed et al. 2010; Murphy et al. 2018). We report two additional site records of the gibba turtle in Trinidad.

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