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** MARY RIVER TURTLE - WITH THE PUNK ROCK LOOK **
In 1994, scientists first identified the Mary River Turtle (Elusor macrurus) as a new genus and species of freshwater turtle. However, it was promptly put on the endangered species list and still remains there to this day. In fact, it’s listed as one of the world’s top 25 most endangered turtle species. It’s now only found in a single river in Australia, the Mary River.
This turtle has a number of characteristics that are no longer found in modern day turtles. For one, it has a very long and thick tail, that can be up to 70% the length of its shell.
By the way, that spiky green quiff isn't gelled hair - it's growing algae. Mary River Turtle is one of the most unusual reptiles of its type on the planet. - via OMG Facts!!!