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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 species in New York as reported to the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. For a few species, additional reports collected up to 2007 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. 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.

Pullouts from the Conservationist:

Turtles of New York
Common Name
(links go to distribution maps)
Scientific Name
Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra s. serpentina
Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus
Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon s. subrubrum
Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata
Bog Turtle 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 Emydoidea blandingii
Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas
Atlantic Hawksbill Eretmochelys i. imbricata
Loggerhead Caretta caretta
Atlantic Ridley Lepidochelys kempii
Leatherback Dermochelys coriacea
Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone s. spinifera

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