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Wood turtle

Glyptemys insculpta

The shells of wood turtles have the appearance of sculpted wood. The raised pyramid sections of their upper shells have alternating light and dark bands. Their lower shells are yellow with dark blotches along the edges. Their heads and upper surface of their legs are black or brown, while their necks, lower legs and other parts of the skin are yellow or orange.