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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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Interdrainage morphological and genetic differentiation in the Escambia Map Turtle (Graptemys ernsti).
The Alabama Map Turtle (Graptemys pulchra) is a decidedly riverine species that has a specialized invertebrate-based diet.
The Map Turtle and Sawback Atlas: Ecology, Evolution, Distribution, and Conservation covers the entire biology of a little-known genus and provides turtle scientists and scholarly natural history collections with a fine guide to the map turtles and sawbacks found around the country.
chrysemydis has been reported from the eastern river cooter (Pseudemys concinna), common map turtle (Graptemys geographica), and slider (T.
1999), we considered nine species to be possible residents: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta), Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica), Ouachita Map Turtle (Graptemys ouachitensis), False Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica), Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta), Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus), Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica) and Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera).
The northern map turtle, Graptemys geographica, is associated with the rural, northwestern quarter of New Jersey where agriculture is prevalent.
We collected and observed four species of turtles: spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera), northern map turtle (Graptemys geographica), pond slider (Trachemys scripta), and snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina).
The map turtle was rescued by a woman after she spotted children playing with it near Killingworth Lake.
In order of abundance the seven species of turtles currently inhabiting the lake are painted turtle (Chrysemys picta marginate), snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), spiny soft shell turtle (Trionyx spiniferus), map turtle (Grapteinys geographica), Blanding turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), and stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus).
New York: Beaverkill\Willowemoc Watershed: northern leopard frog, common map turtle, and eastern worm snake; Otego Creek: eastern tiger salamander.
They are invaluable in protecting species like the lake sturgeon before it requires listing and in recovering listed species like the yellow blotched map turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata).