A JUVENILE female Alabama map turtle
has been rescued from a stream in Caerphilly.
But sadly, the map turtle
, which are native to North America, appears to have been abandoned, and Coventry canal isn't an ideal habitat for the reptile.
Interdrainage morphological and genetic differentiation in the Escambia Map Turtle
The Alabama Map Turtle
(Graptemys pulchra) is a decidedly riverine species that has a specialized invertebrate-based diet.
Factors limiting the upstream distribution of the sabine map turtle
. American Midland Naturalist 114:292-303.
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).
Some appropriate questions from you are (1) "What does sexually dimorphic mean?"; (2) "If this is a male, what could the female look like?"; (3) "What is the environmental issue for turtles in general?"; (4) "How can the issue be addressed?"; and (5) "What research questions could be asked about the Texas map turtle
?" Always leave a minute or two for additional comments by your students.
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.