Four-eyed turtle

The Four-eyed turtle is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Four-eyed Turtle, though that is not an ideal name due to possibility of confusion with the Four-eyed Turtle proper (S quadriocellata). It is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). It is found in China and Hong Kong. More

The Four-eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) is a reptile of the order Testudines. Its name referns to two bright yellow or green spots that occur on the back of its head that can look like another pair of eyes. More

Chinese Four-eyed Turtles in the wild live at altitudes from three hundred to twelve hundred feet, and because they live in rocky, rugged woodlands they are excellent at using their webbed feet for climbing as well as swimming. More

An animal like the Beal’s four-eyed turtle is considered endangered when the population of an organism is at risk of becoming extinct. More

The Beal's Four-eyed Turtle is the latest addition. Weighing in at only six grams and 38 millimeters long, the rare turtle hatched last week. More

Images Four-eyed turtle in water The four-eyed turtle is a threatened, little-known reptile, named for the striking circular shapes on the top of the head that look like eyes. More

Four-eyed turtle in water Four-eyed turtle in waterPrint factsheet Facts - Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia More

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Another Four-Eyed Turtle Hatches At The Tennessee Aquarium posted August 20, 2008 One individual animal birth is a milestone whenever a species is on the brink of extinction, so having two births of an endangered species in back to back seasons is More

Beal's four-eyed turtle was 0.21 ounces, 1.52 inches long when hatched - Rare Turtle This photo released Friday, June 15, 2007 by the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., shows a baby Beal's four-eyed turtle. More

Four-Eyed Turtle at Tennessee Aquarium = Comments 0 | Recommend 0 June 15, 2007 3:21 PM Richard Simms A rare Beal’s four-eyed turtle recently hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium. More

There are only 18 known Beal’s four-eyed turtles in public zoos and aquariums throughout the United States and Europe. There are only seven males, five females and six of unknown sex including the one at the Tennessee Aquarium. More

Another Four-eyed Turtle Hatches at the Tennessee Aquarium Birth Viewed as Hopeful Note for Critically Endangered Species Beal turtle Chattanooga, Tenn. More

Rare Four-eyed Turtle Hatches at the Tennessee Aquarium Endangered Hatchling May Represent a First in North America Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 15th, 2007) – A rare Beal’s four-eyed turtle recently hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium. More

four-eyed turtles (regardless of the number of visible ocelli.) The eyed turtles are small, rarely exceeding 5 inches. The carapace (upper shell) is some shade of brown (yellowish tan to deep chocolate brown) and may have some subtle patterning lines. More

There are only 18 known Beal's four-eyed turtles in the United States and Europe. The Dallas Zoo and the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, Calif., are the other two places in the U.S. with the turtles, aquarium officials said. More

A Beal's four-eyed turtle, named for two white spots on the back of its head that look like a pair of eyes, hatched from a clutch of three eggs, officials said Friday. More

"As with many Asian species, the Beal's four-eyed turtle has been over collected for use in the Chinese food and traditional medicine trade," Walder said. A male Beal's four-eyed turtle is on display at the aquarium, but the baby will not be exhibited until it is older. More

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four-eyed turtle hatches at the Tennessee Aquarium. Dave Collins, the Aquarium's curator of forests, talks about saving these creatures from extinction. For the second year in a row, a rare Beal's four-eyed turtle hatches at the Tennessee Aquarium. More

Common names

four-eyed turtle in English - English
Vietnamesische Pfauenaugen-Wasserschildkrote in German - Deutsch
Черепаха четырехглазая in Russian - русский язык
ヨツメイシガメ in Japanese - 日本語

Picture of Sacalia quadriocellata has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Flickr
Author: EOLTestudines , Testudines
Family : Geoemydidae
Genus : Sacalia
Species : Sacalia quadriocellata
Authority : Siebenrock, 1903