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New Luteola

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by Neal, Sep 25, 2015.

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  1. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I picked up a few luteola from a fellow forum member a couple of weeks ago, and I thought ya'll would like to have a peak.

    Well, as best as I can tell these are luteola. Based on the limited historical information I have, these are more than likely AZ luteola. If anyone has any input, I'd love to hear it.

    Nicely colored young male.

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    Dull colored male. Makes up for his lack of color with personality. This guy is extremely aggressive.

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    These guys are a lot of fun. I wish everyone had the opportunity to have some of these
  2. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Congrats. They are pretty. The head on the first one, WOW. Very different. Like a cross of an iguana and a turtle. Very cool.
  3. Kapidolo Farms

    Kapidolo Farms Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I really like the green heads, they are so cool.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    You be sure and call me when you get babies eventually. I call dibs!!! :)
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    Eric Phillips Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    What a great looking group! Major KUDOS to the member who gave these beauties up, not sure if I could of parted ways:) Congrats!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    the first one looks ornata, but the others look luteola. Beauties! You're one lucky devil!
  7. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    He's definitely a confusing specimen.l The vibrant colors throw it off a bit and he has less than 10 radiating lines on the second costal. But, he is about 75% the size of most male ornata ornata I've seen. Based on what little information I have from the source, this one is more than likely an exceptional luteola.
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    The only wild box turtle I have ever found was one of these in Cochise County Az.
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