Weight by month
|June, 2013||April, 2015||May, 2015||September, 2015|
|101 grams||130 grams||130 grams||153 grams|
Emory is one of the more unusual turtles, because its microsatellites (genetic markers) don’t appear to line up completely with any set of parents. This might possibly be because some of the microsatellites didn’t amplify properly, or because of a mislabeling error, but the only way to really be sure is to re-test its DNA. On the back of its shell, this turtle also has an interesting extra scute, which is what the scales on the shell are called. Look at the bottom part of the image above to see.
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