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).
Because map turtles
have a specialized invertebrate diet, they are not easily sampled by baited hoop traps, as is done for most other emydid turtles.
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.
Seasonal and annual movements of riverine map turtles
, Graptemys geographica.
Lindeman presents this photo-illustrated guide to map turtles
and sawbacks of the genus Graptemys.
Acanthocephalan (Neoechinorhynchus emydis) infections in Texas map turtles
Habitat partitioning among three sympatric species of map turtles
, genus Graptemys.
But these Northern Map turtles
, filmed on a lake in Canada, are actually clinging to each other to use the sun's heat to warm their blood.
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.
are listed as a species of special concern.
Population estimates from mark and recaptures of three species, basking counts, and hoop net catches indicated that pond sliders were the most abundant species, but northern map turtles
were 8 x more abundant than pond sliders in basking trap catches.
Natural history of the map turtles
Graptemys pseudogeografzca and G.