Puppigerus crassicostatus

Note the different palette to P.camperi

Generally a much rarer species than P. camperi with concave carapace panels between sutures lines.

View of skull sutures
Palette definition
Eye orbit
A stunning skull of this species found by Mick Wall, in situ on the foreshore in front of the brook at Hens Brook. Notice the lower mandible in place below the skull
This Turtle was found in situ on the foreshore. The incomplete carapace was surrounded by small fragments in the clay, but they dont seem to fit the main nodule. A jigsaw puzzle. Underside below.
Below, a detail showing the verteba as exposed in the nodule.