Chrysemys picta marginata—Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario. Ramsar site no. 755.
Hamilton Co. OH
Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata(?)) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL October 2015 Week #42 Jeff Skrentny IMG_7838
5 basking on this log and 2 others basking on another nearby log. Approx 2 PM, air temp ~13 C.
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus Chrysemys, which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern, and western) evolved during...