'Punk' turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

Top of the list is one of its cousins the Madagascan big-headed turtle , with an Edge score higher than that of any other amphibian bird or mammal

'Punk' turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

The Mary river turtle is what scientists call a cloacal ventilator, meaning it breathes through its anus.

Otherwise known as the Mary River turtle because it is endemic to the Mary River in eastern Queensland, Australia, the Elusor macrurus was ranked No. 30 on the EDGE of Extinction list compiled by the conservation group ZSL for the London Zoological Society of London. But the Mary River Turtle might just be the strangest of them all.

According to CNN, it grows on the animals head because the turtle can live underwater for up to three days.

Le père de son bébé l'a trompée (vidéo) — Khloé Kardashian
Plus récemment, ce dimanche 8 avril, Tristan Thompson a été surpris à son arrivée à l'hôtel Four Seasons à New York. Néanmoins, la source affirme que " la famille est furieuse, Tristan n'est pas la personne qu'ils pensaient être.


An adorable little turtle, which has a bright green mohawk and breathes through its genitals, is now on the endangered list.

This is not hair, but algae.

The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia, has the unusual ability to breathe underwater through specialized glands in its cloaca - a posterior opening for excretion and reproduction. In the 1960s and 1970s, juvenile turtles were collected and sold as "penny turtles", which effectively wiped out a generation of the turtles that are slow to mature sexually and typically don't reproduce until they are 25 years old.

Putin Urges Israel not to Take Action in Syria
During the conversation, the prime minister reiterated that Israel would not allow a Iranian military buildup in Syria . Israel strongly denies the accusations.


Destruction of the creatures' natural habitat through the building of dams, as well as the collection of its eggs for the pet trade, piled on the survival pressure.

"Reptiles often receive the short end of the stick in conservation terms, compared with the likes of birds and mammals", Edge reptiles co-ordinator Rikki Gumbs said.

He added: "Just as with tigers, rhinos and elephants, it is vital we do our utmost to save these unique and too often overlooked animals".

"Très bientôt ou pas si tôt que cela" — Trump
Il a cependant précisé que les Etats-Unis étaient "encore en train d'évaluer" les informations sur l'attaque chimique présumée . Le président américain a annulé un déplacement prévu en fin de semaine au Pérou afin de continuer à gérer le dossier syrien.


The EDGE reptile list also includes the Madagascan blindsnake - a pink, wormlike creature that spends its life burrowing through forest soil - the freshwater turtle which uses its distinctive appendage as a snorkel, and the leatherback turtle which can weigh over 900kg. Many Edge reptiles are the sole survivors of ancient lineages, whose branches of the tree of life stretch back to the age of the dinosaurs.

Latest News