Diamondback Terrapin

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Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Emydidae
Binomial Malaclemys terrapin
Wikipedia Diamondback Terrapin
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The Denver Zoo has two Diamondback Terrapins in Tropical Discovery. They live in the tank next to the Alligator Snapper. They are easy to tell from the other turtles by their light skin with spots.