Geographic Range. Pig-nosed turtles have a very restricted range, being found in the northernmost river systems of the Northern Territory of Australia and in. The pig-nosed turtle is the sole surviving member of its entire family, Carettochelyidae, and sits alone on a branch of the tree of life reaching back around Learn more about the Pig-nosed turtle – with amazing Pig-nosed turtle videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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Carettochelys insculpta Pig-nosed Turtle Scavenging.

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Reptarium The Reptile Database. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Carettochelys insculpta? Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Boulenger erected the family Carettochelyidae for the genus Carettochelys.