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A very attractive animal, the Ornate Wood Turtle is awash in red and black. The face is adorned with thin red lines, and the legs, tail, plastron (underside of the shell), and marginal scutes (sides of the shell) are heavily marked with red and black. The top of the shell, known as the carapace, is a light brown shade and the plastron is yellow with red markings. The shell is moderately elongated in shape. The length of a male Ornate Wood Turtle's shell can reach up to 7 inches, and females can reach about two inches longer. Males can be distinguished from females by the thicker tail and concave plastron.

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