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.
Factors limiting the upstream distribution of the sabine map turtle
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).
Cagle's Map Turtle
(Graptemys caglei) is a small emydine aquatic turtle described in 1974.
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
Although the map turtle
is not documented in the immediate vicinity of the Grand Calumet River, the species may once have lived there, and this turtle certainly was present within a few kilometers of the study area.
Because map turtle
are sexually dimorphic, we focused specifically on female map turtles
because the larger females are more likely to overlap in size and diet with juvenile M.