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Matamata latin dict size=14   common dict size=512
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Author Name (E-mail): Axis (ground_assault_11@yahoo.com)
Subject Matamata

Matamata; Image ONLY
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Matamata

Matamata, South American turtle that has a bossed carapace resembling a piece of dead tree. The large head, which is set on a snake-like neck, is flat and triangular with small feeble jaws. It can greatly distend its throat and feeds by sucking in a huge volume of water. Length: to 40cm. Family Chelyidae; species Chelus fimbriatus.

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Scientfic Name: Chelus fimbriata (Schneider, 1783)
Common Names: Matamata Turtle, Mata Mata, Mata-mata
Synonyms:
Testudo matamata Bruguière, 1792
Chelys boulengerii Baur, 1890
Chelus fimbriatus
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