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Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

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Names in different Languages

EnglishPainted Turtle
FrenchTortue peinte
SpanishTortuga pintada


Common turtle endemic to the area. Beautiful painting on skin and carapace. Loves to warm up on tree trunks and stones reaching out of the water surface.

How to Identify

Very similar to the Northern Map Turtle. Identifiable due to the red colors on skin and carapace.

Where When to Spot

Can be seen in different parks along Saint Lawrence River spring, summer and autumn.




2022-10-01Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-09-23Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-09-05Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-07-30Parc de la Frayère
2022-06-11Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-06-04Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-05-25Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-04-30Parc Angrignon
2022-04-22Parc Bernard-Landry
2021-05-19Parc Angrignon