Central American River Turtle: Dermatemydidae - Central American River Turtles And People
Animal Life ResourceDinosaurs, Snakes, and Other ReptilesCentral American River Turtle: Dermatemydidae - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Central American River Turtles And People - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, CONSERVATION STATUS
CENTRAL AMERICAN RIVER TURTLES AND PEOPLE
Many local people in southern Mexico, northern Guatemala, and Belize consider the meat of Central American river turtle a delicacy and also collect the eggs. Even though these turtles are protected in some areas, hunting continues and threatens the survival of the species.