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Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica

Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica

Testudines > Testudines > Emydidae

An aquatic turtle endemic to Montreal although not very frequent. Loves to warm up on stones reaching out of the water surface.

Tricky to identify as this species looks very similar to the Painted Turtle. The lack of red color on skin and along the border of the carapace is a hint. The turtle shows clearly viewable light markings on skin.

I saw this turtle species only once in Rapids Park Lachine at a spot which is usually occupied by Painted Turtles.

Parc Bernard-Landry2021-05-19
Rapids Park Lachine2017-04-29