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Red-eared slider x Yellow-bellied slider

Trachemys scripta elegans x Trachemys scripta scripta


This little one is is an intergradation of a red-eared slider and yellow-bellied slider sub-species. The coloration on the turtle's head features traits from both sub-species: the red ear mark of the red-eared slider, and the yellow lines typical of a yellow-bellied slider.


Central Park, NYC


This is the 2nd time I've spotted this hybrid combination. See another one from Columbia, Missouri in June of 2011:

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NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.77, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 27, 2013

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