mattwelc

Joined: Dec 21, 2017 Last Active: Feb 26, 2020

I am a Master's student at Auburn University studying the evolutionary ecology of musk turtles (Genus Sternotherus) in the Southeastern US. While I am most knowledgable about reptiles and amphibians, I have a growing interest in fishes, mussels, and other stream-dwelling creatures.

New (to me) turtle species for 2020:

Black River Turtle (Rhinoclemmys funerea)
White-lipped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon leucostomum)
South American Snapping Turtle (Chelydra acutirostris)
Scorpion Mud Turtle (Kinosternon scorpioides)

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