Turtle Carapace
Top section of a sea turtle shell

Underside of Carapace
This is the underside of the sea turtle carapace. You can see the vertebrae attatched to the neural scutes running down the center, and the ribs next to them attatched to the costal scutes.
Top view of carapace
This is the top view of the carapace. Notice the interesting patterns on the scutes, which makes this turtle easily identifiable as Syllomus aegyptiacus.

Pic of Calvert Marine Museums Syllomus aegyptiacus.
Here is a pic of the museums Syllomus, which is in MUCH better shape than mine!

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