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diamondback terrapin

any of several edible turtles of the genus Malaclemys, found in tidewaters of the eastern and southern U.S., having diamond-shaped markings on the back.
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1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The area is a native nursery for nesting shore birds and diamondback terrapin.
  • There they will release a group of diamondback terrapin turtles.
  • Newly hatched diamondback terrapin with egg sac and egg tooth.

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