In texas the endemic graptemys versa is found along the colorado river drainage in the edwards plateau region of central texas. Adults can be kept in outdoor ponds in summer months or in warmer climates.
In texas the endemic graptemys versa is found along the colorado river drainage in the edwards plateau region of central texas.
Texas map turtle. The posterior marginals are serrated and the carapacial scutes are convex. 2 5 8 4 inches 6 4 21 4 cm. The texas map turtle graptemys versa is a species of emydid turtle endemic to the southern united states.
Also known as saw back turtles they are endemic in north america. This means that north america is the only place where they can be seen in the wild. These lines represent contours thus the.
The texas map turtle is not a protected species in texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license. Texas map turtle graptemys versa stejneger 1925 identification. Graptemys versa and its relationship to size dimorphism and dietary differences.
When viewed dorsally the carapace is oval shaped with the widest part just above the rear legs. Texas maps do well in tanks and in water and land setups. Houston a 71 year old texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using a breakthrough technique they say could one day create entire o for some turtle species the temperature of dallas power couple craig and kathryn hall are putting their luxurious turtle creek penthouse up for two of the most avid art collectors in texas.
These aquatic turtles are easily cared for if properly educated about there needs and requirements. Sexual differences in habitat use of texas map turtles emydidae. Remember each turtle order comes with a free starter sample of the same turtle diet your turtle has been raised on this will last one small turtle a few weeks to order larger quantities see the lower.
There are 13 species of the map turtle which include northern or common map turtle false map turtle alabama map turtle texas map turtle and pearl river map turtle. The texas map turtle graptemys versa is a subspecies of pond slider which remains easily obtained and highly sought after for the pet trade. Texas map turtles are popular in the pet trade.
Males attain lengths of 2 5 to 4 inches as adults and females attain lengths of 5 to 8 as adults. The american midland naturalist. The texas map turtle is the smallest of all map turtle species.
When baby map are viewed the adjectives that come to mind are usually cute or precious. Aspects of the life history of the texas map turtle graptemys versa. Their shell is olive brown in color with yellow lines on each plate.
Map turtles belong to the genus graptemys. A medial keel is present on the vertebral scutes with the most prominent. However they became more common because of captive breeding.
The texas map turtle is not a protected species in texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license. It is found in central texas in the colorado. Males are smaller than females.
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