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Two-Headed Diamondback Terrapin Hatchling

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

In late August, a two-headed terrapin hatchling emerged from a nest in Eastham on the Outer Cape. Except for two heads, of course, the shell appears normal with an enlarged, split nuchal on the carapace and an extra, middle gular scute on the plastron. The left head seems to control the left two limbs and the right head appears to control the right two limbs.

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Two-Headed Terrapin Hatchling from Eastham, MA