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Species of Turtles Found in New York

New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

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The maps of species distribution represent the known range of the specis in New York as reported to the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. For a few species, additional reports collected during the post Atlas period have been included on the maps if they represent new locations not previously known. Data from the Atlas should be carefully considered before it is used for environmental review purposes. Some reported locations may be removed from the database and maps during the final quality review prior to publication of the Atlas. Each colored block represents one 1:24,000 scale or 7.5' topographic quadrangle. There are 979 atlas blocks (topographic quadrangles) in the state. These maps range in size from 8-13KB each.

Turtles of New York
Common Name Scientific Name
Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra s. serpentina
Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus
Eastern Mud Turtle - Fact Sheet Kinosternon s. subrubrum
Spotted Turtle - Fact Sheet Clemmys guttata
Bog Turtle - Fact Sheet Clemmys muhlenbergii
Wood Turtle Clemmys insculpta
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene c. carolina
Northern Diamondback Terrapin Malaclemys t. terrapin
Eastern Redbelly Turtle Pseudemys rubriventris
Common Map Turtle Graptemys geographica
Yellowbelly Slider Trachemys s. scripta
Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans
Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta
Blanding's Turtle - Fact Sheet Emydoidea blandingii
Green Turtle - Fact Sheet Chelonia mydas
Atlantic Hawksbill - Fact Sheet Eretmochelys i. imbricata
Loggerhead - Fact Sheet Caretta caretta
Atlantic Ridley - Fact Sheet Lepidochelys kempii
Leatherback - Fact Sheet Dermochelys coriacea
Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone s. spinifera

More about Species of Turtles Found in New York:

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