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Western Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta

Description:

Adult painted turtle female is 10–25 cm (4–10 in) long; the male is smaller. The turtle's top shell is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is olive to black with red, orange, or yellow stripes on its extremities. The subspecies can be distinguished by their shells: the eastern has straight-aligned top shell segments; the midland has a large gray mark on the bottom shell; the southern has a red line on the top shell; the western has a red pattern on the bottom shell.

Habitat:

is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific

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daniel.dparsons
Spotted by
daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Apr 6, 2020
Submitted on Apr 7, 2020

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