Other Turtle Discussion :: I need help identifying my turtle!

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:33 pm   Re: I need help identifying my turtle!

The lack of spots on his plastron is what makes me lean more towards Trachemys Scripta Scripta over Trachemys Scripta Elegans.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:33 pm   Re: I need help identifying my turtle!

The lack of any pattern is a result of melanism
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:49 pm   Re: I need help identifying my turtle!

I understand that but he has never had any spots or patterns on his plastron.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:02 pm   Re: I need help identifying my turtle!

do you have any pictures of him as a baby? emolli can often have nearly patternless plastrons. I can say, with complete confidence, that there is no scripta scripta in this animal, the odds are very unlikely. t.s.s is quite dominant, and hybrids will often show several characteristics of t.s.s. this animal has none. here's an example of what emolli plastrons can look like as young...and it can fade with age.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:16 pm   Re: I need help identifying my turtle!

I unfortunately don't have any pictures of him as a baby but I understand what you are saying and I appreciate it. Thank you.
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