Mata Mata

Mata Mata

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The mata mata or matamata is a freshwater turtle found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins.The mata mata was described for the first time by French naturalist Pierre Barr re in 1741 as a "large land turtle with spiky and ridged scales" .It was first classified as Testudo fimbriata by German naturalist Johann Gottlob Schneider in 1783. It was renamed 14 different times in 2 centuries, finally being renamed Chelus fimbriatus in 1934 by Robert Mertens and Muller.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136547090
  • 9786136547091