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map turtle

n.
Any of several freshwater turtles of the genus Graptemys of eastern North America, having a ridged carapace and usually yellow-striped skin.

[From the maplike markings on their carapaces .]
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In South Dakota (SD) false map turtles (FMT; Graptemys pseudogeographica) are most commonly found in the southeastern portion within the Missouri River and, on a larger scale, reside along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers throughout the United States (Lindeman, 2013; Dieter et al, 2014).
Graptemys pulchra is state listed in Georgia as rare (Jensen 1999) and has been recently petitioned for federal listing as threatened (CBD 2010).
A chapter devoted to species accounts describes differences in habitat, diet, reproductive cycles, and conservation status between various Graptemys taxa.
This issue's cover features a photo of Graptemys versa, the Texas map turtle, a sexually dimorphic species in which males average 9 cm in carapace length and females 15 cm.
With the exception of a single red-eared slider inhabiting a canal with northern map turtles, Graptemys geographica, sliders were not found with the other three species counted during the study.
Physical Structures and the Social Factor as Determinants of Habitat Use by Graptemys geographica in Southwestern Quebec.
All recaptures (in parentheses) occurred in the trap type of original capture Sampling method Species Common Visual Hoop Basking name nets traps Apalone Spiny 39 7 0 spinifera softshell Chelydra Snapping 14 39(4) 0 serpentine turtle Graptemys Northern 454 5(1) 25(4) geographica map turtle Trachemys Pond 686 40(3) 3 scripta slider Total 1193 91 28
Graptemys geographica (LeSueur, 1817), Northern Map Turtle (I, II, III, IV)
avivoca Viosca, bird-voiced treefrog CLASS REPTILIA Order Testudines (turtles) Family Chelydridae (snapping turtles) Chelydra serpentina Linnaeus, I common snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii SW (Troost), alligator snapping turtle Family Kinosternidae (musk and mud turtles) Kinosternon subrubrum NW, SW (Lacepede), eastern mud turtle) Sternotherus odoratus I (Latreille), common musk turtle Family Emydidae (box and water turtles) Chrysemys picts (Schneider), I painted turtle Clemmsys guttata (Schneider), N spotted turtle Emydoidea blandingii N (Holbrook), Blanding's turtle Graptemys geographica I (LeSueur), map turtle G.