This film takes you on a journey through Uruguay and Argentina where we search for the native turtles and tortoises of the region.

We travel along the scenic coastlines of Uruguay to the vast deserts and mountains of Patagonia and ultimately, to the hot impenetrable forests of the northern Chaco.

The focus of the trip is to study the Argentine land tortoise's ecology, status, and distribution. There has been confusion in the scientific community as to how many distinct subspecies exist. We were there to find answers to that question. We also find and document the spiny-neck turtle (Acanthochelys spixii) and the Chaco side-neck turtle (Acanthochelys pallidipectoris) in the field.

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