Chrysemys picta marginata - Agassiz, 1857
Midland Painted Turtle
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Chrysemys picta marginata Agassiz, 1857 (TSN 208624)
French Common Names: tortue peinte du centre
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.103460
Element Code: ARAAD01013
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Vertebrates - Turtles
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Craniata Chelonia Cryptodeira Emydidae Chrysemys
Genus Size: B - Very small genus (2-5 species)
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Concept Reference: Collins, J. T. 1990. Standard common and current scientific names for North American amphibians and reptiles. 3rd ed. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Herpetological Circular No. 19. 41 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B90COL01NAUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Chrysemys picta marginata
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Global Status: G5T5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 02Feb2016
Global Status Last Changed: 31Oct1996
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: T5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N5 (05Oct1996)
Nation: Canada
National Status: N4 (02Feb2016)

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United States Illinois (S5), Indiana (S4), Kentucky (S5), New Jersey (SU), Pennsylvania (S5), West Virginia (S5)
Canada Ontario (S4)

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References
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  • Balcombe, J. 1983. An Investigation of Growth and Movement Patterns in the Midland Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta marginata (Agassiz). Honours Thesis, Biology Department, York University, Toronto, Ontario. 86 pp.

  • Balcombe, J.P. and L.E. Licht. 1987. Some aspects of the ecology of the Midland Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta marginata, in Wye Marsh, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist 101(1): 98-100.

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