image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Above, a mud tortoise; below, profile of a mud tortoise.

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Description

Coloured etching by G. Edwards after himself.

Inscription: The small mud tortoise, smelling strong of musk, having a sharp norn poynted tayl from Pensilvania. Drawn from nature of the lignes of life, by George Edwards. September 1757

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Location

North America

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Mud Tortoise Also found in South America. Also see: Gleanings of natural history : exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants &c., most of which have not, till now, been either figured or described : with descriptions of seventy different..by George Edwards, 1758, Vol 2, Pt 6, P 165, Illustration 287 (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50289584)