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The hinged carapace opening to reveal the skeleton
With old label reading ‘Testudo Mauritanica Europe’. Musees Scolares, Emile, 23 Rue de la Monnaie, Paris.
Size : 27.5 cm high – base : 15 cm wide, 10 cm deep – 10¾ high – base : 4¾ ins wide, 4 ins deep
The shape of a tortoises or turtles shell reflects its way of life. Terrestrial species have high domed shells that are difficult for predators to bite or crush and aquatic species tend to have low streamlined carapace that helps them slip easily through water.