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painted turtle

n.
A North American freshwater turtle (Chrysemys picta) of the family Emydidae, having a pattern of red and yellow stripes on the skin and on the edges of the shell.
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paint′ed tur′tle


n.
a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta, common in the U.S., having bright yellow markings on the head and neck and red markings on the margin of the carapace.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.painted turtle - freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markingspainted turtle - freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markings; common in the eastern United States
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Chrysemys, genus Chrysemys - painted turtles
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Introduced turtles like the Pond Slider (Tmchemys scripta), Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), and Painted Turtle (Cluysemys picta) are thought to compete for food, basking spots, and nesting areas (Bouskila 1986; Hays and others 1999; Cadi and Joly 2003; Spinks and others 2003), and have twice the reproductive rate over their native counterpart (Patterson 2006).
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Empoweractive has a successful track record in executing humanitarian projects throughout the country, having most recently raised funds over US$170,000 for the Special Olympics, YCS - Youth Consultation Services, and the Painted Turtle.
A small, healthy-looking painted turtle navigated the pond on the other shore, where there were a few more dead fish caught up amid the vegetation.
Here are some facts about the painted turtle that will make you the neighborhood expert.
Charities include AHEAD With Horses, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Police Activities League, The Painted Turtle and others.