Western Chicken Turtle
A small- to medium-sized turtle with an oval shell and extremely long neck, the western chicken turtle is one of the rarest species of turtle in Missouri. It looks somewhat flattened due to the low, broad shape of the shell. The upper shell may be brown or olive, with faint, yellowish-brown lines forming a netlike pattern over the shell. The lower shell is yellow with some brown color along the scute seams. The head and limbs are brown or black with numerous yellow or yellow-green stripes. The underside of the head and neck is plain yellow.