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Species of Turtles Found in New York

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New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

The species distribution maps show the known range of each species found in New York. This information is gathered from the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. In a few cases, new locations are noted on the maps with additional reports that were gathered up to 2007. Data from the Atlas should be carefully considered before used for environmental review purposes.

Each colored block represents one 1:24,000 scale or 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle. There are 979 atlas blocks (topographic quadrangles) in the state.

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

* denotes non-native species


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